Reflection

Reflection short poem

You look at your reflection and see it
disintegrating with every movement;
an illusion by time, it appears,
to trap you in life’s abyss.

Try as you may to hold every grain;
blinded by the fickleness of it all,
you have blisters in your hands,
but your nails still hunger.

You can change the lines on your palms,
the future will still come calling;
time is a cruel master,
cannot escape the before and beyond.

So how do I show you,
that I see you in every moment?
You see your own reflection;
I am that very reflection.

This poem is part of the Poetry Book Solitude and Other Obsessions

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Saurin Desai

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Saurin Desai’s first love led to a roaring affair that's ongoing now since nearly 30 years. At the innocent age of 8 he met a comic book that whacked him on the head (pun intended) and he fell heels-over-head, literally (pun not intended). But being commitment-phobic, he had a couple of dalliances: with engineering, jobs & businesses, before succumbing to the seduction of the writer's life and giving up everything to become lazier than he ever was. Through all of this he continued to rendezvous with poetry. And after one very, very, long pregnant pause, the poems that had owned him all these years recently agreed to stop possessing him and start haunting the world. And, here we are..."Solitude and Other Obsessions"
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