Childhood games

By: Prerna Bakshi

I used to like playing games
with little toy guns until
one day, while the elders talked
downstairs, he snuck me into
his room…
My interest in toys ended
that day and with it ended
my childhood, though not
my interest in guns. That grew.

This piece first appeared in Misfit Magazine.  “Childhood games” is also included in Bakshi’s full-length collection, Burnt Rotis, With Love.