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Catch

By Apphia Ruth D’souza

CATCH
(For my elder brother, who passed on four years ago)

How disappointed I was
by the speed at which you caught me
at a game of catch and cook

How long it took, until my finger would
just about graze the back of your sweaty t-shirt 
when it was my turn to catch

Panting, I would say, "you're cheating" 
when I really wanted to say, 
"you're winning.I want to run as fast as you"

As I watch two children run on the sand today,
I'm reminded of my panting, your winning 
and my disappointment without you here

to catch me. 


*Catch and cook is a name used for tag by the poet

Apphia Ruth D’souza is a Counselling Psychologist and the Vice Chairperson of the International Attachment Network, India. She has published articles in TarshiGaysi Family and Kalnirnay. Her blog is http://lemonadegirl.blogspot.com/

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