Poetry: Summer Bones by Amika Sethia


 

 

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Amika Sethia is a high school student from India. Her work has been previously published in L’Éphémère Review, Delhi Poetry Slam,The Louisville Review, and others. When she isn’t writing, you can find her in the depths of a mystical book, or dreaming too much. 

 

Summer bones

 

everyone likes flowers.

my mother. my sister. A

mouse in a cage.

dilapidated petals, even

the fray.

But not I.

So every once in a while

I tatter a rose to let the

repugnant scent crystallise

on an icy mural.

 

 

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