The Shadows and the Snow

The Shadows and the Snow short poem

Footsteps formed on the bleached evening ground,

created side by side,

slowly born to the nothingness of the evening,

manifested to the midnight blue.

No one watched,

no one knew,

the overwhelming power

that pulled them

to life,

together,

on an empty canvas;

impressions of their first existence,

just silent icy whispers

and shadows

and the snow.

The dark night blended

into the snowy white carpet

at a distant place,

inviting them

into the enfolds of

the gray shades of their union –

unfaltered,

they walked into the midnight

and into that place;

crossing lines of steps,

leaving signs of their embraces-

long and timeless;

And

in those mingled footsteps

they fused into one.

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Teacher. Learner. Seeker. Doer. Thinker. Dreamer. Adventurer. Risk taker. Realist. Passionate. Harmonizer. Rules bender. Chaotically creative. Constructively self destructive. Non conformist. Complicated. Trend setter. Nocturnal. Easily high on sugar. A pragmatic escapist. A brutally honest critic. hard to convince . harder to impress. Good at wearing masks. And tearing others’ masks too. Believer in the fluidity of identity. Neruda, TS Eliot, Plath and Woolf - my inspirations. Shadows. Silences. Subconscious. Perfectionist. Individualistic. Detest regimentation. Second hand books, bubbles, balloons, rain drops dancing on the windshield of a fast moving car, lakesides, seasides and mountains make me happy. So do cupcakes, wine, freebies in expensive hotels, the last page of a good book, handicrafts and the smell of grass. post-it notes define me. cleaning is therapeutic. Mathematically challenged. Milk is my drug.Stagnation petrifies me,so do snakes and spiders. Lost a friend 6 years ago. Stopped writing poetry. I imagine. I’m a survivor.
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