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 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

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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