A Shared Reality

 
We have long left behind us
A barren landscape, mourning our absence:
We have burned swaying bridges
 
And built concrete structures to bear
The blessed burden of expectations – –
We have forgotten
 
The bitterness that once lingered
On our young tongues
When wayward words got drunk – –
 
As feline nights stretched till the touch of dawn
And farewells never seemed to end
We landed on our feet.
 
We shall walk through the paths we made
Our names roam freely in the valley:
Love only demands a shared reality
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About VijayNair

I retired as Associate Professor, Department of English, Government Victoria College Palakkad, Kerala. I taught English Language and Literature in various colleges for 31 years. My Ph.D. thesis was on the plays of Wole Soyinka. My collections of verse include "The City and the Hermitage" (1988), "Doors Swing Open" (2008), "Eyes" (2010) and "Whispers of Light in Darkness" (2013). My poems have also appeared in the International Anthologies "I am a Poet" (2013), "With Love" (2013), "Synthesis" (2014) "Poetic Symphonies" (2015) and "Heavenly Hymns" (2015).

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