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i lost two to a gecko

another to a kid

who laughed

as it crackled

above the lighter

i’m still here though

in his eternal gratitude

i’m still here

hanging on

to the ruins

of this gossamer palace

i call home

i’ll still be here

hanging on

to whatever web i have

with whatever legs i got

till the gecko gets hungry

or the kid gets bored.

Siva Wright is a student of English literature from Puducherry. His poems focus on themes of love, loneliness and illness and have been published by Poems India, Live Wire and The Monograph Magazine.

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