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their love story

she could not bear it anymore
she took her life away
he easily accepted events
managed to cry some tears for her funeral
wore black
and would not eat for days
but he has a life of his own to live
after three months
he meets another woman in his life
takes her to another place
to begin his life anew
forget her altogether
and live happily ever after.
 
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  13598.     

their marriage: phase 2

they sleep early
and wake up early

the splendor of odor
the magic of skin all gone

back to back with time
they have nothing to share

except their promise
to complete the journey of marriage

sailing on mutual affections of pity
and sympathy less the excitement

silence holding on to silence
love shrinking to its essence

understanding digs deeper
to souls intertwined longing

for that final resting place
the same God as their witness.
 
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  13599.     

their own circle

i like to
join them
in their circle
without
much thinking
whether i
fit

lots of
courage you say
wanting
to be in simply
for being
in and be
one of
them

they keep the
circle too small
and i am
having a hard
time looking
for the
entrance

i cannot even
see the exit

at the last look
i feel a little awkward

not to boast
or be arrogant but i just
feel
that i am too big
for all of them

and so i stayed
in my own
rectangular
wall, four corners
no roof

no other occupant
just myself
sleeping well within
my confines.
 
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  13600.     

THEIR PRECIOUS INDIFFERENCE

because you have written so many
they will hear nothing but traffic

have nothing but impatience
earn nothing but that familiarity of boredom

they will read nothing but many
pedestrians crossing the road and
will not recall any shoe or tie

because they are too many
they will see no pearl but only pebbles

that they all throw away in the mud
until nothing is left

but their own precious indifference
which they will treasure as gold.
 
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