Dhriti Naidu and Alisha Davenport
20 days, a part of me is lost
left trailing down the sides of porcelain bowls
saturated until the bottom is unseen
to soon be swept down drainpipes,
I toss and turn, never fully asleep
head and cotton heavy with scarlet woes
shameful, dirty, learn to hide it
crinkled bathroom secrets,
folded in the croon of 1am pain
it subsides as time falls
just like the blood trickling down the drain,
but once it’s over, I’ll forget to be grateful
until another 20 days goes by.
– dhriti and alisha
Dhriti Naidu and Alisha Davenport are two poets with a shared love for writing and blanket forts. Find more of Dhriti’s work at @amateurishpoetry and Alisha’s work at @alisha.aart on Instagram.