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.


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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.