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An un-special day by Nisha Bhakoo

I will remember –

frost on your eyelashes.

I will remember –

the calling of the crow

as we entered the forest,

we wanted to lose

the heaviness of our bones,

surrendering ourselves

to pine trees.

To try on new bodies

in movement with no purpose.

I will remember –

tiny drops of condensation

on our flask of Earl Grey

and the salty crisps

we ate in a hurry

in the chirping of

an overcast morning.

An un-special day,

examining pinecones,

made special by escape.


Nisha Bhakoo is a British poet, living in Berlin. She has had two poetry collections published "You found a beating heart" (The Onslaught Press, 2016) and "Black & White Dream (Broken Sleep Books, 2018). She edited "Contemporary Gothic Verse" for The Emma Press in 2019.


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