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En Route to Infinity

written by: Sultana Raza

@sultana.raza.7

 

Fatal germs hit his fragile health,
Vesuvius erupted, pure molten gold,
Damaged weak lungs, working by stealth.
On road to eternity was jolted and bowled.

Packed off to Rome, like so many bones,
Not even his effigy would be ever made,
Burden on friends? Weighed like stones.
Anonymous swamps his ghost would wade.

In own wracked ruins, would he now roam?
As big as squeezed heart, was hole in dome?

No clan to decry his cheek’s ashy pall,
Except for a sister, sequestered, small.

To dear friend, was always polite,
Except when hollowed chest clamped too tight.

Sultana Raza

Sultana Raza

Sultana Raza has a Master of Arts in English Literature. Her poems have appeared in 40+ Journals, including Caduceus (Ed. Yale University), Columbia Journal, and The New Verse News. More poems have appeared in Gramma, Enclave, Entropy, Poetry24, The Society of Classical Poetry, Bewildering Stories, Spillwords, and The Peacock Journal.
Her fiction has been published online (Coldnoon Journal), and received an Honorable Mention in Glimmer Train Review (USA). Her 100+ articles (on art, film, and humanitarian issues) have appeared in English and French. She has presented her fiction and poetry in Creative Writing Panels in international conferences in the US and Europe, where she’s also presented papers on Romanticism (Keats) and Fantasy (Tolkien).
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