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Poetry by Kavya Janani. U
NaPoWriMo Day 2 – Goodbye, Chalazion (Freeverse)

NaPoWriMo Day 2 – Goodbye, Chalazion (Freeverse)

Like a shipload of memories
            dredged up under my eye,
you hung in there
           with your full-moon audacity.
Growing up with me for a decade,
           you saw me bloom into this
          wilderness.
You watched me make love
          to monotony.
Oh, you must have surely probed
          into the intricacies of my mind!

Perhaps, you’d have spied on
          every word I wrote,
every wail that emanated from the
          deepest trench of my heart.
Every ache, every dance of joy
          was yours too.
No one would ever taste my tears
           like you did.
Just like how people leave us
          with scars,
you have left me with the
          teensiest scar
to remind me of you every time
          I look in the mirror.

The last time they removed
          something from me,
I retained it with me,
          so that it wouldn’t pollute
          the world out there
with the part of me
          I prefer not to share.
But now that you’re out there,
          as a discarded fat globule,
          stay bound to discretion.
Do not let my deepest self
          run out on the streets.
There would be chaos.

©Kavya Janani. U


I got my chalazion removed from my right lower eyelid in late January. Thought I should say a proper goodbye to it.


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You can check out my other freeverse poems here: Freeverse Poems by Kavya Janani.

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