Mother tongue

Bangla.
Was writing you love songs in English
Not enough?

Did it hurt you worse.
Reopen old wounds.
Feel hollow.
Feel cold.
Feel like caresses
from a corpse.

Do you not know
that
even my English
is yours.
I couldn’t bear
the foreign
unless
softened.sweetened.
by your touch.

Do you not know that.
Is that
Why you keep slipping

off my tongue?

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