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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