Crossing the Bridge

Crossing the Bridge

Awakened by sunlight and your kiss
A cup of coffee awaits my lips:
I remember shadows within shadows

And the scars we shared
While lies kept our love alive
And birdless branches pined for Spring – –

You wrote poetry, and I tried
But drenched by the sudden summer rain
You sneezed yes and yes again – –

Our story stretched beyond belief
Though it seemed sane to us and friends
In those unsanitized, maskless, hugging days – –

You searched for living memories
In the scattered names of lovers in the cemetery:
We crossed the bridge before we came to it.

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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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