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The Day I Die

written by: sushmita ghoshal


i have spent my days (trying) to understand the undertones of my body's split tones,
the sounds it does not let slither from
my being's ragged edges.

one day, i will write about
everything i could not be,
everything i let go off because it did not
fit in the shape of my words
one day, i will stand on
every land that made me tremble,
every soil i didn't let my roots breathe in.

i will stop (trying) to claim worlds and waters
i never had the maps to,
i will stop naming stars all the things I could not carry.

Sushmita Ghoshal

Sushmita Ghoshal

Susmita Ghoshal is an 18 year old bengali feminist, lover of poetry, history, biology and maths.
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