a touch of crimson

and he claimed her
with a touch of crimson
in place of vermilion
tears of kohl trickle
his pledge to return
bound by blood

***

when at last he returned
but not as she had imagined
she tied a crimson ribbon
on his casket, protesting
a broken promise

hidden tears
Hidden Tears – by Shirish Pandit

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