Mistletoe © Nikita Parik

Art by Lineth Marquez

Art by Lineth Marquez

The very last bunch of fresh mistletoe
bled in a corner of the Everyman Avenue;

Tarnished of its jungle beauty,
Like blossoming youth untimely screwed.

“How strong now, bleeding flower” hissed the lacerating shards agore.
“Strong enough to extirpate the genus named you”

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Nikita Parik is a poet and blogger in Kolkata, India.

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