Scars of the Days Gone By

Anisha Kaul

“It’s just a scratch” the Doctor assured
“Three stitches and she will be fine.”
A cold needle tugs the loops together,
Drops of hot red blood, it yields.
I nod and close my eyes.

Anisha Kaul is a poet with Masters in English Literature. Her work is forthcoming or has appeared in Dwelling Literary, The Minison ProjectBeir Bua Journal, Small Leaf PressAnalogies & Allegories Literary Magazine and Visual Verse, among others. You can reach out to her on twitter (@anishakaul9).