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"... brevity is the soul of wit ..."
- William Shakespeare


Mallika Bhaumik's works have been featured in mags like Oddball, Cafe Dissensus, Spark mag, Wagon mag, Stag Hill journal, Ethos journal, Pangolin review and other mags and anthologies. Her debut poetry book, Echoes has received the Reuel International Prize for debut poetry -2018 and is currently available in Amazon.

Mallika Bhaumik

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The earth sings me a lullaby of how it drained my love,
sip by sip, while spinning tirelessly
and how you and I kept on moving; like letters with wrong addresses
not reaching anywhere.
Now I see you,
a faraway figure moving far and farther beyond our sky
that was once tinged with love's afterglow,
going somewhere beyond time,
time, that was all ours,
we had measured it in moments
till it stretched to days, years, decades.
The shadows grew longer; you turned to a story
told, re told, and remembered through old photographs.
Now, a thousand years of sleep between us.