Nerisha Kemraj resides in Durban, South Africa with her husband and two mischievous daughters. While poetry has been a love since high school, she began writing short stories in 2016.
A lover of dark fiction, she has over 150 short stories and poems published in various publications, both print and online. She has also received an Honourable Mention Award for her tanka in the Fujisan Taisho 2019 Tanka Contest.
Nerisha holds a Bachelor’s degree in Communication Science, and a Post Graduate Certificate in Education from University of South Africa.
The curtains draw to a new moment in time And only footprints mark your presence You're gone again The open windows invite new rays of the sun - an attempt to warm the coldness you left behind The birds sing your name a little too loudly drowning out the ticking clock - awaiting your return As I wear this cloak of patience for a short while longer, the burden of it buries me deeper into the turmoil underneath my skin The night welcomes your arrival, while the light dims within me You're unable to see as I suffocate under the weight of it all And then, another call, another reason for you to leave You're gone again And here I remain sinking inside myself until there's nothing left