rafah diary — 2

Maruti Naik
Jun 3, 2024

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car keys
teeth
toenails
rings
dialysis tubes
jammies

a few identified
the rest the
rubble refused to yield

it has rained
a violent rain

the kind
that leaves the earth
so hot
even
compassion cannot tread
even
empathy cannot visit

the kind
that burns up everything
even
humanity

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Maruti Naik

I write to remember. I write to remain honest. I write to leave a bread crumb trail for my daughter. I write to relax. Trying to impress my better half, I write