Arun Budhathoki

Forget me

Forget me
as a dejected Moon,
stroking its silvery hair
praying for the lake
to stand still
before winter visits
with its terrifying cellar.
Inside the cellar
the Moon bounces cricket-like
making the Earth puke

Translated from the Nepali by Yuyutsu Sharma

Arun Budathoki

Arun Budhathoki is a prominent young voice. He writes in English and Nepali and has authored several books, most recent being, Prisoner of an iPad. Currently he works for Anna Note English Daily.