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First Winner of TATA Literature Live! 2015’s Creative Writing Contest: The Heart Knows

By Priyal Panchal

16th October 2015

Why don’t I ever bite that dog in return?

Why is that spider spinning webs of sorrow never shun?

Why do I give that parasite right over my body?

Why don’t I fly away like a bird set free?

Why can’t I recognize that chameleon’s lies?

Why don’t I stop being nice to that mice?

Why do I always call myself his?

Oh my heart

alone

knows

this!