When She Misses Him (2009) | The Daily Star
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When She Misses Him (2009)

A sudden stillness!

A caesura - splits the line of thought, broken


Mind flying in ambiguous

Directions. Colours and laughter 

And dreams

Chopped up. Two halves!

An embryo of pain 


into the bunker of feelings. Multiplies,

Like a platoon of tombstones in a nocturnal graveyard

For unidentified war heroines – erupt out.

Deeper and deeper,

Further and further, higher and higher,

Burrowing, sprawling, turning.

The core, encompassed.

The sign drips blood, black turns red!

Thoughts darken.

Slowly she turns. Stillness knows no bound,

Swallows up the purest child of feelings,

All that she knows.

Dilruba Z. Ara is a Swedish Bangladeshi writer, novelist, artist, educator and translator.

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