Blind man’s buff

32140_400847213341484_1315191463_nUnder the black keys with white identities
you lie wrapped in my unwritten words
I search among the black and whites
not knowing which shade shrouds your form
for I need to feel  the intense gaze once more
to burn a fresh path upon barren landscapes
It matters little to those who glimpse the scars
they do not befriend a fire eating them hollow
Flame upon flame leaps up, licks and curls into smoke
Ash on my cheeks, rain in my soul
I watch as you try to shove back the worded walls
I see you shadow the transient rays of free light
You emerge briefly from in between my lines
and I kiss you once and run for cover.
-Reena Prasad

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About Reena Prasad

Reena Prasad is a poet from India, now based in Sharjah. She has several poems published in English anthology collections (Change, Indus Valley, Love in Verses, Musings—a Mosaic, eight anthologies by Barry Mowles and Friends and 10 of Brian Wrixon’s anthologies, also in online jounals: Carty’s Poetry Journal, Indian Ruminations, Indian Review and in online magazines such as Youth Ki Awaaz and Thanal Online. . Her poems have found place among the winning entries in contests by Writer's Cafe, Ekphrasis India and Poets Corner. She is a contributor to many international journals like The Copperfield Review, First Literary Review-East, Angle Journal etc

4 thoughts on “Blind man’s buff

  1. Louis Kasatkin

    ” Blind man’s buff ” , is both a delightful and a captivatingly playful poem. With a knockout line such as , ” you lie wrapped in my unwritten words ” , the reader knows intuitively that they are in for an excellent poetic experience !

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