Her scent splayed out in the graveyard
where she raced inaudibly on the mushy ground
catching floating specks of light in her hands.
You are far, in a different cemetery,
when she remembers you, and shivers.
Cold, she looks down into her palms,
warmed by the sight of your bright eyes
shining on her cheeks through the dusk.
Roheeni Saxena is an writer and performer living in New York City. She is a graduate of Wellesley College and Columbia University. When she sleeps, her dreams feature elaborately choreographed song and dance numbers.