R.K. Singh

(31 December 1950 / Varanasi, Uttar Pradesh, India)

SELF-DEFEAT


Crushed between the heart and head
I fail to get along with
my own creation

sinister and righteous
that challenges my being
for not meeting her hopes

I did what I could
but how to produce a mate
for her peace and bliss

she raises her eyebrows
and isolates herself as if
I authored all her griefs

now stripped and alone
with hands over my chest
I stand in the street

await the coffin
to reconcile the truths
I could not conceive


-R.K.SINGH

Submitted: Wednesday, April 09, 2008

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