I Never Look Back

The waves are black
The night flies
Far away
From the city lights.

Wait for me.
The crash of waves
Is in my ears.

The sand is dark
Beneath my feet.
This was the day
I took my life.

This is my ghost
Wandering the beach.

Those shells were once
Perhaps, my eyes.
The stars were once,
Perhaps, your lies.

Black is the sky.
Those dots of light
Litter them
Without a plan

Like your love for me
That too had none.

Wet is my cheek.
I never look back
To glimpse you

Over my shoulder,

Lonesome, waiting
On that inky boulder.

You are real.
I am a shade.
No longer worlds
Together. Twain.

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Dr A.V. Koshy is presently working as Assistant Professor in Dept. of English, Faculty of Arts and Humanities, Jazan University, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia. He has authored or co-authored seven or eight books of poetry, theory and criticism. He is an editor and anthologist. He is also a distinguished teacher of the English language and literature and a critic, with a Ph.D in modern poetry, specifically Samuel Beckett's poems in English. He was a Pushcart Prize nominee for poetry in 2012 and his book Art of Poetry was selected as Best Reads 2012 by Butterfly and the Bee. He has been editor's pick on Camel Saloon thrice and poet of the month thrice in Destiny Poets UK besides often having his poems appear in the highly selected category. Has other international awards, diplomas and certificates to his credit too.

2 thoughts on “I Never Look Back

  1. amitapaul

    A poem with a surreal feel which nevertheless evokes painful emotions of love and loss , this work reminds one of the Shakespearean reference to a sea change in The Tempest


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