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amitav mazumdar


Crimson mail


It came serpently
And laid in my
Age-old mailbox.

There was no name
Nothing to find from where it came

A crimson envelope
Hides a crimson mail.

The letters on it
Are bold and bare-bones
'if you cross the line
You'll be no more'.

The outraging lines are distinct
A threat to my existence
Stuffed in a mail

I rose to tear it
Into umpteen pieces
In a laze noon
But I didn't

I know
I hadn't crossed
Any line
Any limit that could……

I've sailed only
To unnavigable oceans
I've crossed all the limits
Of desire and pathos.

The crimson mail
Is still in my shelf
Like a knife
Could slit my throat open

I dare to open it
I could not part with it.

Submitted: Friday, July 06, 2012
Edited: Thursday, August 22, 2013
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