Riding a Nightmare

I used a double necked guitar, that time
just because it looks cool
for that show you said you would come to
and while playing it
on stage
in front of all those girls
reaching out frantically
for the band
I sang

Somewhere in the crowd you stood
lost and looked at me
while my eyes searched desperately for you
unable to find you

The distance between the rocker and the fan
fixed, spinning, in an endless loop
such that both were unhappy

Two minor gods and celebrities
one, a writer and the other, a rock star
and white noise in the scree
wheeling in the smoke-filled, dark, strobe-light hit auditorium
behind which kids overdosed
unable to bear reality

Kids just like you and me
who had never grown up
who would possibly never break free

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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.

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