Nandini Rabindra Maharana
breathing words and crying sentences

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the heart which doesn't know how to heal

November 22, 2020


a dragon, the gasps and stares 
didn't worry me after a long time/
                                                 they saw me embracing myself,
                                                 my body, after ages/ yesterday my sister
                                                 had shouted in the alley, don't come near 
                                                 me after your rejection, you make me feel ugly/
ouch, my heart broke/ the invincible pain
was visible in my ebony black eyes, 
last night i had soaked all the love sonnets
with my salty tears and watched all
young romantic films with bitter laughter/

my mother says i get a little c a r r i e d  a w a y,
when my heart is ragged, it feels blasphemous
to put lilacs in the cracks of my heart to give it
back hope when the same hope is crumbled by
the one who matched the size of his hands with mine/

what are the costs of letting your heart get stolen by a stranger?
it is likely that you may see it in p i e c e s soon/

                                                 so, i drew a dragon on my sleeve
                                                 and pinned the imaginary heart out,
                                                 the golden glitter out of the red huge lips
                                                 started the young lads and ladies/
my lips did stretch in a smile
but my heart just couldn't afford
to heal this soon/ there were 99 wounds
yet open and i could only seal one/


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  • midnight.summerrose

    Wow, this is beautiful, emotional and just amazing!! :)

    6 months ago
  • SunV

    I'm so glad you like my Enneagram piece! I published a part 2, and I would love if you could check it out!


    6 months ago
  • mirkat

    re: i never asked about your insta, i think that was another person? but that's ok! and yes i do have an insta account and occasionally post writing. do not feel comfortable telling the whole wtw community here in this comment, but will say that part of my insta @ is my wtw username... let's see if you can figure it out! <3<3<3

    6 months ago
  • CrazyNinjaKid


    heyyy thank you so much for your comment! means a lot, but like this piece is insane!! love your writing!!

    cya, ninja!

    6 months ago
  • mirkat

    woah. the language and formatting are so impactful and i love this! <3

    6 months ago
  • crystalline•galaxies

    your diction and formatting really drive this piece. everything works together so well!

    6 months ago
  • unlit/candles

    This is beautiful! I love the imagery. Cool formatting, too!

    6 months ago
  • sunny.v

    "it feels blasphemous / to put lilacs in the cracks of my heart" i love this line!! lilacs are so pretty and the imagery of them in a cracked heart is just stunning. lovely work!!

    6 months ago