THE COIN TOSS, a poem written by Dilip Mohapatra at
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written by: Dilip Mohapatra



You made me flip the coin
and toss it into the air
and as it descends
you snap it up
and close your palms around it
the coin on your left palm
and your right palm on top.

The minutes tick by
in tandem with the heart beats
and you are yet to reveal the result
and then you say that
you can change the destiny
and turn your palms
in a flick
now the coin on your right palm
and the left palm on top.

Then you slowly open the palm
and show me the head
with a grin
while I try and remember
the fine print that you had
mischievously added:
heads you win
and tails I lose.

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