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open sky :: SAMVAAD | 27th Nov

hosts: Sanjuktaa Asopa & Vandana Parashar

everyone chosen

but me

duck duck goose

---- Susan Burch

(ITO-En Semifinalist, June 2021)

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Vandana Parashar
Vandana Parashar
Nov 29, 2022

Susan shares-

“The way my dad tells the story is that every day when I got home from Kindergarten he would ask me how my day was and I would always say, "fine." So after a while he got tired of hearing that and asked me to tell him something more about my day. I told him that we played duck, duck, goose, and everyone got picked but me. Then I started balling. After that, he says he didn't ask me how my day was again! Lol. I wrote this poem as a way of trying to capture that memory and feeling. “

lakshmi iyer
lakshmi iyer
Nov 30, 2022
Replying to

Thanks Vandana and Susan.

A powerful senryu!!

Line 2 is strong.


Bonnie J Scherer
Bonnie J Scherer
Nov 26, 2022

Oh, yes! Me, too. 🥲

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