Treasure Island

indira babbellapati

(visakhapatnam, india)

From the biography of an unknown woman: XLI


01 dec 1951

...me a myth
you a mithya
isn't all that between us
a simple naught?

22 jan 1954

...what does the wave
pull back with it?
sand or emptiness
shared between us?

31 jan 1954

why should i search for you
in the darkness you left behind?
after all i grew up and was groomed
without you till i met you....

the daughter closed the diary
she rummaged from the attic
with a promise to come back
to share a life she knew not...

14sep2010
12.31hrs

Submitted: Tuesday, September 14, 2010
Edited: Saturday, October 02, 2010

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