Of Living more than Loving
My words have failed me.
I sacrificed my name to public records and statistics,
it never existed in Bold,
I sacrificed my voice to Times Old Indian
I wrote my revolution but in a language that doesn't belong to me so I shaped my tongue in twisted Italics
I forgot to underline the important phrases in letters I wrote to my family far far away
so they forgot the importance of loving and bargained it with a money order of 2000 rupees.
My spellings have been treacherous to me since I was 12,
My teacher corrected me when I wrote living instead of loving.
I'm 20, I know the difference.
I have lived a lot.
I have bargained living for loving.
Copyright © Ridhi Bhutani | Year Posted 2020
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