Treasure Island

Nikhil Parekh

(27/08/1977 / Dehradun, India)


The candlewax castle melted like a pack of soft cards;
under blistering rays of flamboyantly fiery sunshine,
The panther melted at its mouth; when it sighted a
robust fleet of deer galloping rampantly through the
The desert sands inevitably melted in scorching
summer; at the sight of the celestially rejuvenating
pool of shimmering mirage,
The clouds in the cosmos melted thunderously; as they
hovered over a blanket of profusely green trees and
mystical shrub,
The dog's tongue melted insatiably; as it cast its
greedy eyes upon the juicy chunk of bone poking
alluringly from its masters pocket,
The beggar melted in mind; body and soul; as he
perceived a dungeon inundated with opulently
glittering gold in his nocturnal dreams,
The lips melted in unsustainable passion; as they saw
the person of their most stupendous conceptions; right
before their rubicund periphery,
The giant melted in wholesome entirety; as it
witnessed the colossal kingdom of fleshy molecules
wandering helplessly without an iota of caution or
sagacious calm,
The mirror melted in a million pieces; as it
confronted the ghastly skeleton of a man; who once
upon a time used to admire himself in the same,
The snow melted on the boundless hills; as fireballs
of pugnacious light caressed it vindictively; from
every conceivable side,
The voice melted into a trickle of its original self;
as an atmosphere of satanic terror; abruptly snapped
the melody of its heart,
The conglomerate of gigantic leaves melted to bits of
inconspicuous raw ash; as flames of pugnaciously
golden fire escalated high and handsome towards the
The thunderously deafening echo melted into gruesome
nothingness; as it clashed umpteenth number of times
against the chain of cold blooded rocks,
The blatantly audacious footsteps melted into
infinitesimally remote space; as they were besieged by
the blood curling sound of menacing death,
The slabs of brilliantly sparkling yellow butter
melted into a curry of slim grease; when brutally
spread with a gleaming knife on the periphery of
supremely handsome and sizzling toast,
The pair of vivaciously emphatic eyes melted into
diminutively shrunk plastic; as they sighted the
lifeless body of the person they vehemently adored and
The boisterous chirping of sporty birds melted
submissively; as the last beam of brightness
disappeared brusquely behind the cocoon of scarlet
The life of a tangible individual
melted in wholesome
entirety; as and when the Creator waved his hand and
And my heart melted into an island of tumultuously
tantalizing paradise; at the tiniest whisper of my
beloved; the most faintest cry of her enchantingly
everlasting romance. 

Submitted: Saturday, August 16, 2014

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