Treasure Island

Pradip Chattopadhyay

(28.01.1961 / Kolkata)


Come here beckoned the sea
though I have receded beyond sandbar
come awhile to be with me
low tide has taken me far.

my eyes pierced the haze saw beyond her crown
glinted in the tidal greed narrowed in longing frown
the heart pumped and the feet itched it is not that far
her kiss and the saline hug veiled behind sandbar.

what if it's just a dream and much more is at stake
going there for her embrace gathering wispy flakes
may seem unworthy on waves the wishes' ride
she would reveal none or little she would only hide.

what if it's a trap her feigned bait alluring
the hovering mirage before touch would fly away on wings
the shining buzz of the haloed night drowsily winking stars
they all know I mustn't yield to travel beyond sandbar.

I could hear the deafening voices coming from shore behind
they chorused be alert of pitfalls of a tempted drunken mind
too long cocooned in comfort zone can no more go that far
come back pick up the broken pieces this side of sandbar.

Submitted: Friday, December 20, 2013
Edited: Friday, December 20, 2013
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