Bury Me In Sand
Bury me in sand
Forget about me
Let salt wash away the flesh
Let all the soft parts disintegrate
So nothing remains,
Save, bare bleached bones.
Don't bother to remember me at all.
A dinosaur skeleton
Would have told a better story.
So, do I regret this life?
No, not really.
It never was extraordinary enough.
It merely ebbed and flowed,
Waxed and waned,
Much like the tides on a shore.
Nothing less. Nothing more.
Rumjhum Biswas' prose and poetry have appeared in Crannog,
Nth Position, Lily Literary Review, Paumanok Review, Poems
Niederngasse, Unlikely Stories, Cerebration, Amarillo Bay,
Gowanus, Loch Raven Review and Southern Ocean Review. A few more
are forthcoming in other web journals. Her poem "Cleavage" is in
the longlist of the Bridport Poetry Competition 2006. She is
currently working on a novel and writing shorter fiction and
poetry in between. She presently lives in Chennai, India.