Suchita Senthil Kumar is an aspiring writer creating chaos. She hails from Bengaluru, India. Her work has been featured by Live Wire among others, and was a student of UNICEF's Voices of Youth Mediathon of 2021. She tweets as @suchita_senthil
Suchita Senthil Kumar
I sink ink into my skin
where the ghost of his lips rest,
carving wings of tangled bones
and my shredded skin for feathers.
Angry blood rushes to the tips
but it clots as though it knows,
knows I need this winged embellishment
painted over my wrist
to remind me
this skin is mine—not his.