One Phone Call Away

We waved goodbye to the secrets of our past:
A burst of sunshine pushed aside the rain
And all the lingering doubts we shared – –

Once, we talked in figurative language
Transforming dull facts into fanciful fiction:
Your questioning eyes wait for my response – –

Suspense peels off the skin of my thoughts – –
Raw, I feel the warmth of your welcoming breath
When words surrender to silent, articulate lips – –

As we walked through the branched light
We realised that all these years, we had been
One phone call away from the truth.

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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).

4 thoughts on “One Phone Call Away

  1. Amita Paul

    An intriguing poem about an intimate relationship wherein the interplay of light and shadows , what is secret and what is open, what is stated and what is implied creates an interesting creative tension.


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