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My Dear Fish

written by: Aurora Kastanias

 

My dear fish many moons have shined
Upon me and my awkward feelings,
Sun has set over our past shadows
Ebulliently swimming and swirling

In the river once crystal sapphire
Now turbid and irremediably black
I lost you, your golden reflections
Your mute discourse loneliness

Is knocking on ripples to drown me
As I wade through mud questioning
My existence its purpose laughless
Moments as I endure afloat

My tears slowly replenishing
The evaporated rivulets of joy long gone,
Returning rains only pouring gloom
As waters run dry and deserts grow

To cover a land once hosting brilliance
Now governed by darkness swallowing all.

Aurora Kastanias

Aurora Kastanias

Born from a Greek, British, Ghanaian father and a Persian mother, I grew up in Rome, where my parents fled to during the Iranian Revolution. The passion for the art of writing led me to earn a Baccalaureate in Literature, being ever since influenced by French 17th and 18th century authors.
While studying for my BA in Business Administration, at an American University in Rome, I further got enchanted by 19th century existential authors as well as European ‘absurdism’ and the Theatre of the Absurd.
It was only after my MBA that I started writing more seriously, giving space to my true passions. In recent years I have written two existential novels in Italian. In recent months I have started studing astrophysics and writing poems in english, which finally brings me here.
Aurora Kastanias

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