Ranjit Hoskote

(29 March 1969 - / Mumbai / India)

Vigil - Poem by Ranjit Hoskote

Lover, listening at the keyhole,
married to a whisper on the phone,
the rustle of a dress.

How many rivals he has shot
across the hedges
of sleepless nights.

Hiding behind the arabesques
of the mirror, scarf knotted tight
as his breath, conspirator.

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Poem Submitted: Monday, March 26, 2012

Poem Edited: Tuesday, March 27, 2012

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