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To Discover Ice

To Discover Ice

written by: Sobhana

 

To discover ice,
a very young captain
went looking.
It was an absurd journey.

Twenty-one men who had followed him
they went ahead like sleepwalkers through
a ridge in the mountains
across the river
wandering through the desert of solitude
cross the Aegean Sea.

The captain,
on the verge
after so many years of absence,
shot himself in the chest with a pistol,
where a bullet could pass through
without violence.
Because
the human heart
was so
empty.

An old angel,
fed him
an elixir of resurrection.
She said calmly,
“Dying is much more difficult than one imagines”

His twenty-one men
decided to
have a big resurrection party.
In a kind of angelic stupor,
the sad drunkards,
they broke the crystal mirror into four pieces.
They saw a light.
Excitement and disappointment, doubt and revelation
she said,

“It’s ice”

Sobhana

Sobhana

Sobhana is a 19-year old from the South India. She is a student of History and Sociology at Miranda House, University of Delhi. She likes to play with her cats when not mulling about politics. She is an aspiring writer and poet and hopes to focus on art, politics and the environment.
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