Blind man’s buff

32140_400847213341484_1315191463_nUnder the black keys with white identities
you lie wrapped in my unwritten words
I search among the black and whites
not knowing which shade shrouds your form
for I need to feel  the intense gaze once more
to burn a fresh path upon barren landscapes
It matters little to those who glimpse the scars
they do not befriend a fire eating them hollow
Flame upon flame leaps up, licks and curls into smoke
Ash on my cheeks, rain in my soul
I watch as you try to shove back the worded walls
I see you shadow the transient rays of free light
You emerge briefly from in between my lines
and I kiss you once and run for cover.
-Reena Prasad

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About Reena

Reena R is a poet/writer from India, currently living in Sharjah (United Arab Emirates). Her poems have been published in several anthologies and journals. She is the Destiny Poets UK's Poet of the year for 2014 and one of the editors of The Significant Anthology released in July 2015. She won awards at ‘World Union Of Poet’s’ poetry competition, 2016 and at "As You Like It International Poetry Contest’. She won the Reuel International Prize for poetry, 2018.

4 thoughts on “Blind man’s buff

  1. Louis Kasatkin

    ” Blind man’s buff ” , is both a delightful and a captivatingly playful poem. With a knockout line such as , ” you lie wrapped in my unwritten words ” , the reader knows intuitively that they are in for an excellent poetic experience !

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