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The Solitude We Shared

The Solitude We Shared

written by: Aurora Kastanias

 

My dear fish I miss the solitude
I shared with you whilst splashing around
amidst multifarious marine creatures, we were kings,
wide-eyed, mouth agape, before colours
extravaganza and galore, blue and all its hues
but also, orange, purple, and white,
red and emerald, we joked, explored,
discovered the depths of nature, our emotions,
sinking salted tears whilst doubts and fears
went adrift, philosophical debates tuned to waves
the ebb and flow of myriad questions, our curiosity
our favourite game, dwelling on whys and hows
answers flowed from entrancing mellifluous songs
sang by enthusiastic whales and sirens
now I am stranded on a desert island
my sole boon companion a palm tree
though it will not speak to me
left alone I drown in an existential crisis
yet I have no more questions, my world
monochromatized, beige is all around me
and though I look for you you are nowhere
to be seen. My dear fish, I crave for your wise word
and miss the solitude we shared.

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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