Jai Subramanian


Jai Subramanian Poems

1. The Bookmark 8/26/2013
Best Poem of Jai Subramanian

The Bookmark

He observes
the abandoned bookmark—
It's only a piece of paper,
he says as he slides its edge against his left thumb,
Only a piece of paper.

If it's only a piece of paper,
you want to say,
Give me a piece of paper that
Slides effortlessly between what's over
and what's to come;
Hops space and time and books;
Juts out of all that like
an indicator that
there's yet another reality that beckons

Give me a piece of paper that k-

He has ripped the bookmark in two
to put to the winds
And you have spoken not one word
You wait ...

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