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The lone bamboo -- poetry by Shivi Dixit

Kept alone on a rack

was the lone bamboo.

Its stem had a tiny crack

and green leaves bore dew.

Then its leaves wilted,

and cracks deepened before time

Today it’s dead.

But yesterday, it looked just fine.


Shivi Dixit is a high school student, currently preparing for the medical entrance exam. She writes short horror stories and poems as a hobby, as of now. Using the power of words, she aspires to create something that makes people feel every emotion, one at a time. She can be reached at her instagram handle @shivi____dixit.

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