Memories

Day 25- Write a poem that includes all of the following words: pistachio, ink, pebble, weather, varnish.

Pistachio is the flavour of the ice-cream

that used to wait outside your school compound.

Ink is the colour of smudged kajal

when you realise that this is what ‘growing-up’ feels like.

Pebble is the feeling of smoothness

when you stroke his cheek just after he’s shaved.

Weather is the hurricane

that wreaks havoc in your mind with a torrential downpour of sadness.

Varnish is cool and dangerous-smelling;

it’s what you paint over your memories to turn them into something shiny.

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