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Flickers

written by: Dr. MOLLY JOSEPH

 

Two leaves fell
from a wet
drooping branch
when we left
parting ways

Like two fleets of
clouds we floated free
till the rainbow hued
firmament faded.

Two rivers on flow
we separate our ways
only the glazing
lids of dried up rocks
stand as witness.

What shall I give
as something to remember,
except the word "remember"
or another word, "meet"
somewhere, sometime...
a term borrowed
from future, so vague..

fleeting shadows we were,
with no forms,
dancing blissful
while the moving light
played hide and seek

for what is love
a myth we build
with words, moods
that vary and shift
on life's porous edge,
a bright brittle box
that breaks
on random knocks...

pale like the day that spreads
our dreams do fade
But let not it trot,
our love, lame, over those
valleys so deep...

for eyes though moist
refuse to part
with memories
that flicker, across
times, difficult to trace...

Dr Molly Joseph

Dr Molly Joseph

Dr. Molly Joseph retired as Head of the Dept. of English, St. Xaviers College, Kerala, India and now serves as Professor of Communicative English. She, a bilingual writer, has had her Doctorate in Post War American Poetry (of William Carlos Williams). She has published 9 books of Poems - Aching Melodies (Patridge, Penguin), Autumn Leaves, December Dews, Myna's Musings, It Rains,The Bird with Wings of Fire, Where Cicadas Sing in Mirth (all by Authors Press New Delhi), Firefly Flickers, Hidumbi - novel (by Xpress Publications, Kerala) and Pokkuveyil Vettangal (poems, Malayalam). Dr. Molly writes travelogues and short stories and has won several awards. The India Women Achiever's Award 2019, Wordsmith Award 2018 and Award on Experimental Poetry 2020. She represented India in South Asian Association for Regional Cooperation (SAARC) Literary Festival 2019.
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