Poem by Anu Lakhan

June 2017

You Have Taken the Rain

You have taken the rain
(Rorschach sky,
blind air and steady hand)
took it all
water signs and garbled streets
dry wine and not my name

I know
you will not give it back.


Anu Lakhan is a writer, editor, and poet. She lives in Trinidad with a dog, a cat, and a concern that her neighbors will ask what became of their mangoes.


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