By Anjali V Raj
It’s drizzling outside I make a quick cup of steaming black coffee Having the liberty to enjoy the warmth over the cold The strong aroma is hanging around me Just as I begin to take a sip from my coffee My little nephew mewls from his cradle I reluctantly run to prevent his deafening screams I come back; my coffee mimics the weather I gulp it down along with my unsettled resentments The bitterness overrides the sweetness on two spoons of sugar Neither did he have the patience nor did I
Anjali V Raj is a natural science researcher from Kerala, India. She has recently published a few of her works on online platforms like Down to Earth, Café Dissensus Everyday, Borderless Journal and Times of India Reader’s Blog. Most of her poems are published on her WordPress blog (Outburst of Thoughts).
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