To Rupi Kaur


The poem you just posted on Instagram

Is a dead mouse.

I pull it by its tail, watch its dilated eyes,

Tap it, pound it, as if to stir its remaining life,

And whisper sweet nothings into its ears.

An unresponsive brown mass of hair,

I hurl it across the street, but like a boomerang

It comes back and hits me

On my face.



Bibek Adhikari

Poetry by Bibek
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Written on 2019-01-16 at 13:21

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Thomas DeFreitas The PoetBay support member heart!
Acerbic, witty, vivid. An ingenious metaphor. Bravo!

Purple Puddles
Just out of curiosity, which Rupi Kaur poem are you referring to?