Contemporary Literary Review India | Print ISSN 2250-3366 | Online ISSN 2394-6075 | Impact Factor 8.1458 | Vol. 8, No. 1: CLRI February 2021

Bupinder Singh Bali

Sunken Gravediggers

Pain trickles from

mud clad faces,

raindrops on windows,

clearing frost on its way.

A sprig of lily blooms

on graves of secluded;

they smell pungent.

The mud clad nose

brings it near

and sucks in air.

Grief is harnessed

on moonlit walls;

framed in sickles of nausea..


Bupinder Singh Bali is a writer and educator based in Kashmir, India. His works have appeared in publications such as The Week, The Delacorte Review, Sirius Editorial and Coldnoon, among others. He is currently working on his first novel, a historical fiction.

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