Treasure Island

Arti Chopra

(16 Nov 1953 / Jammu)

At The Funeral


At the funeral

Lowered black lashes
On cheeks of alabaster
A single pearly tear,
Runs down
From the corner
Of your eye,
I have pined
And hoped
For another glimpse
Of that beautiful face,
But the vast crowd
Has swallowed
You up
Like an ugly monster
Leaving me bereft
And wondering
Were you
A heavenly vision
Or just my dream?

Submitted: Thursday, August 15, 2013
Edited: Thursday, August 15, 2013
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