After the traces of your feet walked away,
Freeing her roots,
those for lengths, were weighed heavy into the earth-
at the mercy of your dishonesty.
She stepped into the light, crawled with her a little dark,
Reminding of a place draped black and heavy-
with piles she wept, of what lingers
Her heart so crimson, creaked so pale,
Yet grew a slender sapling, young but bold.
Now deep-rooted then ever,
that little dark, she audaciously drags around with a bold hold of its tail,
just to remind what she made a life out of.
I Remain despite you by Jasleen Kaur