Sometimes, you find yourself
Waiting for something to happen
Something that would transform
What you are into
What you want to be —
Something real but dream-like
But not a dream
Something that would
Make you stand on tiptoe
On the edge of time and stare
At something sharp and honest
Like death. But, alive, allows you
To start your life anew
And find the elusive, ever puzzling
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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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