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Poetry by Kavya Janani. U
NaPoWriMo Day 2 (Instagram) – Minor Grievances

NaPoWriMo Day 2 (Instagram) – Minor Grievances

These sudden jolts in her heart
are grouses that she can’t take up
with the committee.
Because her heart is always jolting,
always rummaging
through the garbage yard
for potential gemstones,
always crawling towards men
who gush about her ringtone
playing in their heads all-day
and somehow project the image
of being woke and liberal.

She intensively scrolls
through their old photos to see
how they looked a decade ago.
She doesn’t care about falling,
or repeating history.
When will she ever understand
that she is enough to give herself
the companionship she yearns for?
When will it knock her nutty head
that these soft feelings are just that –
minor grievances.

©Kavya Janani. U


Inspired by a random article about falling for people who we assume are compatible.

The prompt was given by Amy Kay on Instagram.

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