WhatsApp?

Summer and WhatsApp brought us together:
You forwarded some wise bloke’s well-lit thoughts
And misunderstood my silence as consent
For more quotes,videos,emojis, and what not–
I felt a homelessness the homeless never felt.

You blessed and cursed in many tongues
But I could embrace you only in one–
The howling rain gave us no respite
While my fingers stroked your favourite song to sleep
Beyond the blurred landscape of deceit that night.

How could I have possibly known
You hated slender and shameless adjectives
But adored bruised and battered verbs and nouns:
A bunch of fragrant promises
Flung into the bylanes of forgetten towns–

Arguing with your angry gods,did you
Ever wonder if it was worth the wait
Holding on to hope? You said:
”Love will message us back to life,or be
Another borrowed, dust-blurbed book left unread.”

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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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