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Picnic | A Poem by Ananya S. Guha

Gather all the wood
we must set the fireplace
in order to garner memories
woollen clothes and fever
measles and chicken pox
bunking school college and the rest. The doctor arrives.
Garner all those events
reconstruct those mired memories
hunt out the black and white photos, some stray loitering in
cupboards, some in washed out albums. Gather the wood set the fireplace, let’s go out for a picnic,
before the rains wash way all these.


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