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Poem: their laugh

A depiction of grief

their laugh


you find out you lost them-  

what a funny word

you lose your keys and your phone

not a person you love


losing something means forgetting 

misplacing and overlooking


losing someone means grieving

raging and sobbing


cause how can you forget

a person who imprinted themself on you

remembering is the only way

to bring them back to this world


so you swear to never go

a day without thinking of them

it can be happy, it can be sad

it can make you cry, but also laugh


but a person who says you lose someone

isn’t entirely wrong

cause day and months and weeks and years

go by way too fast


and soon their wrinkles and jokes fade from your mind

it’s not something you can hold on too

when it’s ripped away with time


but the worst part is

not when you lose the past

but it’s the slow realization

that you forgot their laugh



Mahika Natarajan

Hi my name is Mahika! I'm a junior and I enjoy writing and reading a lot. I've been learning Indian classical dance for 10 years now and also play the tabla, an Indian percussion instrument. I love coffee, rainy days and playing with my dog.

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