Janani Balasubramanian



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It Gets Bitter: Poetry by D...

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“your friends and your own good sense
will probably say it’s foolish
to love someone so sad.
it will feel like the most temporary thing,
worse than a ghost.

eventually i howl at you in my sleep
and you tell them all it’s true:
there is black hole between your arms.

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my hand on your face
like the chilled rain on the roof
is the most intricate moment
of a whole winter.

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i will tell you about
all the times i dreamt of dying
and it was always someone else’s body.

that time, i kiss you with a closed mouth
and don’t tell you any more truth.

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when my words come back
sick to the stomach
stuck to the throat
i ask why there is cold salt and rain
all over your face.

you taste like my dreams.

you say because i might leave
in the next storm.

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i’ll be just barely better than a ghost

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certain parts of grief are exciting
like the moments we catch ourselves surviving”
Janani Balasubramanian



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