Mosarrap Hossain Khan

- Mosarrap H Khan

Grief has a way of hollowing
itself out, with each craving
for empathy. With each soothing arm on
your back, with each hug, grief lingers
like the ones who have passed on.
Grief, the dark belly of a whale,
loosens its caressing arm, when alone.
In silence, in private, in the dark belly
of the whale, we heal.

Bio: Mosarrap H Khan is an academic based in a small town, Kotulpur, West Bengal, India. His creative pieces have previously appeared on The Bombay Review, The Sunflower Collective, Asia Writes Project, and Café Dissensus Everyday.

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