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

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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.


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