Poetry Files. Saris and a Single Malt. Sweta Srivastava Vikram. Does Grief Wear a Colour?


Saris and a Single Malt

Sweta Srivastava Vikram

Does Grief Wear a Colour?


Hindu tradition tells me

to wear white to show loss.


But, will wearing white bring back my mother?


No one answers.


A part of me died with you, mumma.

A part of me ceased to exist.


I can’t wear white,

my bleeding heart will ruin it.