She sashays down the ramp
With feline grace, the fabric
Clinging to her slender frame
Hand on hip, she strikes a pose
The moment passes
And the applause

She knows she will be loved
In endless fashion shows
As long as they endorse
Her artful elegance
In their branded clothes – –
She knows this is where

Legends are born and die
Like shooting stars, and truth
Is just another
Warmly-embraced lie – –
At night, running barefoot
On the moonlit beach

She rummages her mind
For short-lived, precious
Paper doll memories
In her girlhood’s
Sea-green island’s
Lost history.

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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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