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The relic

- Bibek Adhikari, Kathmandu

Apr 6, 2019-

 

Fire consumed your letter,

Curling its soft words into ashes.

 

I gathered the soot and framed you

In a floating candle bowl.

 

Each morning I look at the grey water

And bury myself under the covers.

 

You held my hands the last time

I saw you, and said nothing.

 

I saw this coming. I saw the change

In your red lips, your hazel eyes.

 

Failure, fragrant as your musk, now drifts

Inside this room, this life.

 

I tried to save you through beautiful poems,

Beautiful paintings.

What will suffice when love dies?

Not even memories, not this time.

Published: 06-04-2019 09:34

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