RAJNISH MISHRA

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POETRY

I don’t remember

I don’t remember
now how I felt when I first
looked at my first-born, or the second one.

I don’t remember
now. Didn’t remember earlier either.

I remember
facts as they were, not feelings.
I like to note things down as I forget a lot.
I write as I feel.

I remember
having taken her in my arms
tenderly and then carrying her to my wife.
Before that, I had counted her fingers,
five in the left hand, five in the right one
and five plus five toes.

I don’t remember
why I wanted the perfect twenty divided
proportionately.

Rajnish Mishra is a poet, writer, translator and blogger born and brought up in Varanasi, India and now in exile from his city. His work originates at the point of intersection between his psyche and his city. He edits PPP Ezine.

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