Pickled roseapples

By Sharanya B.

Pickled roseapples

Through a glass jar

Magnolia garland





Fresh beet-stained lips

On a pimple scarred face

The neighborhood rottweiler's

Cone. of. shame.

High school uniform's

Ironed salwar coat

De-skinned tunas

To be salted and marinated

The temple guarding demon's fiery

S t r e t c h e d o u t t o u n g e

Occassional handprints

On our late maid's pale cheek

An Orion nebula

floating in the milky way


Published on November 1st, 2022




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