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"... brevity is the soul of wit ..."
- William Shakespeare


Deeya Bhattacharya is a published poet based out of Kolkata. Her works span the internet in various poetry sites, journals and e-zines. She has to her credit several Anthologies. She is a poetry critic and co-edited an Anthology on Autism under the banner of "Different Truths" publication 2018 India. Some of her works have appeared in Scarlet Leaf Review(USA), Shot Glass Journal, Oddball Magazine (USA), Piker Press, OVS Mag, The Green Silk Journal (USA). Apart from writing poetry, She teaches in a GOVT-SPONSORED Higher-Secondary School in West-Bengal, India.

Deeya Bhattacharya

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Improper Death

I wore your screams with care
measuring out happiness in bits of sugar
and tea-spoons

those little flames of passion
stitched you in my soul, broke
into deluges when I found a home
in your eyes

ee survived on emotions of yesteryears
the left-overs, and extorted pleasure
from quarrels of a muted routine;
like bleeding gums in a swollen mouth
and our dreams died an improper death.