And this will continue for weeks of daze.

You will lie here, and I will watch you from there –

neither will will to move an inch closer or leave.


Surrounded by a deafening silence

signalling us to sing however little we can,

we will open our mouths to forget the wordings

of a song we wrote last autumn in the hope that we should

have something to greet each other with if we

were to meet.


And then the night will fall and broken

leaves, sweep themselves away into oblivion

when the wind shimmers on the window


and inert, you will continue to look outside,


as if you hadn’t felt the emptiness singe

throughout the day


and I will continue to watch you,

waiting for you to break the vast sparseness of not being able to say anything,

waiting for this waiting to end.



Trivarna Hariharan is an author whose work appears in various literary magazines, zines and journals such as Textploit, Writers Asylum, Literature Studio, TheOriginalVanGoghsEarAnthology, A Penny for a Thought, Orange Almonds, The Bougainvillea Lit Road Magazine and elsewhere. She serves as the editor in chief at Inklette, and is the Head Officer for Journalism at Redefy. Her first poetry collection “Home and Other Places”, is being published by Nivasini Publishers, and is slated for a 2016 release. She believes strongly in the power of art to bring about a change.


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