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12:00 AM, October 17, 2020 / LAST MODIFIED: 12:00 AM, October 17, 2020

Something missing

Something missing from

this dish and that.

The flavour not quite right —

Je ne sais quoi*

A dash of cinnamon

A touch of ginger

We try —


Something missing from

this life and that.

The joie de vivre lost —

a medley of confusion

A dash of teardrops

A touch of depression

Do we try —


We do not —

Why not?


Is a dessert more important than our life?


*je ne sais quoi — French, I do not know what

*joie de vivre* — French, exuberance of life


Mitali Chakravarty is a writer and the founding editor of Borderless Journal. She likes to ride on light beams and waft among clouds in quest of a world drenched in love, tolerance, kindness and harmony.


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