An Incomplete Sentence

‘Twas your words that

stopped my wandering eyes

speed reading;

and I went back to re-read

slowly, savouring every word.


Just as ’twas my mind

in black letters against a

white background

that caught your roving eye

putting a comma in its path.


Thinking we understood

each other

we tried to write

together, as one.


Alas! We could form

but a phrase – an

incomplete sentence,

not making complete sense,

with neither a beginning

nor an end, now

suspended in decaying


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About Elizabeth Kuriakose

A hectic career as a banker and looking after family kept me busy for ages. Quit my job to look after family. Once the children were old enough to take care of themselves, I discovered my love for writing in late 2014. Words in poetry or prose have been my constant companion thence on.

4 thoughts on “An Incomplete Sentence

  1. VijayNair

    In an understated, exquisite poem, Elizabeth underscores the incompleteness of even a seemingly perfect romantic relationship.


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