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Volume 11


Prequel - January 2013


Verse

Chandni Singh

Written by
Chandni Singh

Chandni is an environmentalist and poet. She is currently doing her PhD in rural livelihoods.Her work (poetry and prose) has been published in Reading Hour, Red River Review, The Taj Mahal Review, Coldnoon, The Rusty Nail and others. She writes a column on her travels in Helter Skelter and also writes regularly on her personal blog.

        
      
       
            
              

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What If?


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What if
after all this
we don’t make it?
All the inane laughter
dissolves into hollow whispers.
The banter falls into anonymity:
its character no longer a novelty
conversations too fragile to pillar our hopes.

What if?
After all this,
my senses decide to
shut down in boredom;
the distances we began at
become inexplicably difficult
to overcome in a single night –
no matter how moonlit. Or long.

What if?
after all this,
these turn out
to be mere castles
conjured up by an idle
mind, with half-baked bricks.
And I remain too naïve to have learnt
that fresh beginnings shouldn’t smell so stale.

 

 

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