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The mark

 How important can a scratch on parchment be?

Important enough to sacrifice sleep?

Important enough to slave over material with hollow bloodshot eyes?

Important enough that only answers will satiate the hole inside?

Important enough for the salty taste of tears to become a constant?

How much are you willing to sacrifice?

For in a hundred years that paper will crumble

Until all that’s left is a feeble red mark

Reminders of a high-stakes time

When the mark was coveted

In a world that seems years away.

© 2021 Poorvi Kumar, All Rights Reserved.

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