20 Degrees, 2018
Loving you was sitting in front of a fire
Small enough to see you on the other side
But large enough to scale my height
In an open rainforest far from here
During early spring in the southern hemisphere
At the peak of twilight;
Cross-legged with hands in my lap,
Eyes far from open,
Silence exchanged across the warm flames
A world in sepia.
Raz Badiyan is a final-year Pharmacy student living a double life as a poet. She is mainly inspired by lovers and the ocean, hoping one day to be wholeheartedly consumed by the former. Seeking intimate friendships, she exchanges written letters with her friends. You can find her at @rbwords.