Think. Believe. Rethink.


Agoraphobia-A fear of entering new or unfamiliar situations


How can I fix it, you ask.
I am scared to tell you you can’t:

it has gone beyond the point
it can be repaired or fixed;
it can only be healed, if at all.

The ache in my heart coincides
with a smile on your face.

you trace the
contours of my pining
and leave it at that as I

wait for you to turn
and tell me you’re going to mend it.
That you will try to.

You reply you’re a cartographer
and that you’d know better: that broken maps can’t be

But you’re afraid to go.

You say you’d rather stay
in broken places you’ve always lived in
than go out and start anew
leaving me wondering if it’s just your agoraphobia or
if you really mean it.


About the Author:

Trivarna Hariharan is an author whose work has appeared in various literary magazines, zines and journals such as the Literature Studio, Writers Asylum, Textploit, Dead Housekeeping, Inklette, TheOriginalVanGoghsEarAnthology and so on and forth. Her first book was recently placed in the British Library. She holds a grade 4 distinction in keyboard from the Trinity College of London. She is the editor-in-chief at Inklette, First Reader for Polyphony HS and the Head Officer of Journalism for Redefy.

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