This One is for You

Someone said something about you
And you were hurt, adrift in thought
Assuming others would think it to be true

My love, lies multiply like lice
But no one knows you like I do
And the solemn voices of the wise

Wipe the libel off her face
And as she tries to braid tall tales
Can she untie the knots of nights and days?

Allergic to the touch of light
Her morning ushers in mourning–
For us waking up is a holy rite

Bathed in sunshine on our bed
Your breath upon my breath
My chest cradling your head.

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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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