By Dr. Priya Dolma Tamang


I am in love with you, for you are hauntingly human.
Broken beautiful, free like the sea, yet bound by boundaries.
Fitted for honour but often gifted betrayal,
with tested sight though tender the foresight.
Shall your reality not be my validation vain,
nor your desires be drained in my ventured gain.
In different sides of you, I see a similar me.
Through and through, tried and true.
Let me narrate your story, as you listen to mine
and entomb the bygones for a new sunshine.
I am in love with you, for I know no other way to be.

About Dr. Priya Dolma Tamang

Dr. Priya Dolma Tamang is a medical graduate from the north-east Indian state of Sikkim. With her tribal Nepali roots and deeply seated Buddhist beliefs, culture and mindfulness have both been active themes in her writing. Her debut book, Ivory Gleam, was published by Leadstart Publishers, India, in 2018. Priya’s poetry has found home, among other places, in International Times, Urban Magazine, Artvilla, Headline Poetry, Tales of Reverie (Paragon Press, 2019), Gravitas (Pub House Books, 2020), Acclamation Point, Just Milieu and Spillwords. She writes as @poetryandprosebyk on Instagram, Twitter, and Facebook. You can also follow her on Goodreads!

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