Poem: The Longer Route

Here’s the mistake she made.
Falling in love, or as her mother
called it, having an affair,
with a man whose house was
too close to her own.

Inevitably, when at least one
heart was broken in the pair,
and some months had passed.
She still took longer routes.
Avoiding his doors and gaze.

She became thinner. They
thought she was lovelorn.
Instead, it was the longer
walk, hollowing her heart and
eating her lovesick flesh.

In the safety of the burning
afternoon sun, she steps
into the lane. Realizing then,
that she knows her way
through it only at night.


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0 Responses to Poem: The Longer Route

  1. Nilu says:

    appa, athukku munnadi epdi veetukku pona?


  2. megha says:

    “hollowing her heart and
    eating her lovesick flesh.”

    That about sums it up, gloriously.


  3. dipali says:



  4. dipali says:

    You’re tagged!


  5. Anamika, Well heeled: Danks.

    Nilu: Kettu sollaren.

    megha: You’re such a zombie di. All this eaten flesh business you always like.

    dipail: ah! You tagger! You wait!


  6. manjima says:

    Hmm. Besh bhalo.


  7. AatjeManon says:

    Out of my league
    for now:-)