Grey and silver-our wine tonight

Apathy reigns under your spotlight interrupted by brief flashes of lust
What stops you from sliding into our suppurating abattoir, moon ?
The sweetest of love stories fade into framed fossils of neglect
but I must not talk of dreary realities on  wine-drunk nights
when we hang our fleece of guilt on your beams
and pretend that we did not steal Cupid’s
dart from his quiver while kissing him

 

-Reena Prasad

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About Reena

Reena R is a poet/writer from India, currently living in Sharjah (United Arab Emirates). Her poems have been published in several anthologies and journals. She is the Destiny Poets UK's Poet of the year for 2014 and one of the editors of The Significant Anthology released in July 2015. She won awards at ‘World Union Of Poet’s’ poetry competition, 2016 and at "As You Like It International Poetry Contest’. She won the Reuel International Prize for poetry, 2018.

6 thoughts on “Grey and silver-our wine tonight

  1. maaya

    ‘The sweetest of love stories fade into framed fossils of neglect’…….and last three lines….beautiful lines…Reena, I read many times repeatedly and every time, to my surprise i got fresh feeling. It may be coincidence it was like seeing a moon lit night again and again…:-) great work

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