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Poetry || Life in small things (Poornima Laxmeshwar)

when you comb your soft hands through the grass
run through the flowing streams
get your first five paisa coin
tie the balloon string to your little finger
taste the cotton candy
buy the milk ice as the vendor names it
pluck the tangy mangoes, jump from the old trees
feel the nausea build while mother cleans the cow dung floor
twitch at the end of every summer vacation
close your eyes, lock the memory and cage it
you release these birds out
one by one
when you grow up to forget the happiness
that small things bring []


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