I wish to die

I wish I die. 

Like the leaf 
that has just fallen down,
and no one noticed it. 
Not even the tree 
that bore it for so long.

Like the water drop 
that decided to drown in itself 
like a whirlpool 
while the river was busy
chasing its existential purpose.

Or the ray of sunlight 
that silently slit its wrist 
and faded to white 
when its twins 
were rushing to 
kill the darkness.

Or that distant star 
that closed its eyes, 
forever, after they got sore 
watching over the world 
for years.

Or may be that God, 
who decided to 
suffocate itself to death 
with the offerings 
you piled before him.

I wish to not leave behind 
the deafening shrieks 
and screams of loved ones
or a trail of silent mourners.

I wish to die quietly.
In seclusion,
In solitude.
In peace.
Like the universe.

-Vartika Srivastava


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