Left my heart recently
in the land of Sudan
My eyes in Nigeria
My tongue in Palestine
My faith or hope in Assam
My feet in Cairo’s sand

Nothing left to lose
except my love
waiting for the next place
where they will tear me apart

But two things still remain:
My sense of smell and touch
Rose water soft
Baby skin innocent
Fleeting happiness
also waiting to depart?

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Dr A.V. Koshy is presently working as Assistant Professor in Dept. of English, Faculty of Arts and Humanities, Jazan University, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia. He has authored or co-authored seven or eight books of poetry, theory and criticism. He is an editor and anthologist. He is also a distinguished teacher of the English language and literature and a critic, with a Ph.D in modern poetry, specifically Samuel Beckett's poems in English. He was a Pushcart Prize nominee for poetry in 2012 and his book Art of Poetry was selected as Best Reads 2012 by Butterfly and the Bee. He has been editor's pick on Camel Saloon thrice and poet of the month thrice in Destiny Poets UK besides often having his poems appear in the highly selected category. Has other international awards, diplomas and certificates to his credit too.

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