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Wake Up my Wife | Sonnet Mondal

Written By إسلام الشهاوى on Sunday, 31 May 2015 | 13:19

Another loss and still the palpitating gravels
crave for the interplay of Sun and clouds;
Shudder in rain and rays.
Tears lost in showers and sucked up by rays
never stand so stoic to tame tremors
collapsing the thin-skinned walls of heart.
The waterfall rushing from heaven,
that once enjoyed with you
Seems to fracture into harrowing sobs...
Me, never an alcoholic,
now feel my limbs
moving out of control, free into space
pulling me to swim through
comments and forged consolations.

Decades ago,
You were my friend and a humorous counterpart
and a rival of my strong-willed reflections.
For years you were my wife, wearing bangles
Striking music upon my affluence and with a soul
sharing same night breath through falling hairs...

My lips yearn for a kiss from the dead now.


(First Published in 2011 in Centre Daily Times, Central Pennsylvania; print version)


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