A Coastal Summer

an intense nocturnal downpour,
thunder struck the neighbouring tree,
my heart crumbled.
i woke up in a far away land by a vast and murky sea,
unable to smell salt or hear the water sing.
pondering on the sweltering weather,
and, the stench that surrounds me
i am reminded of another stretch of water closer to my heart;
of a shimmering sea of liquid gold,
the maddening effect of a full moon sky,
the sweet smell of frangipani
wafting in the voluptuous and sticky air,
mixing with salt, raking up memories of childhood summers
when i would drift off to sleep up on the terrace
counting the stars under an endless sky layered with tufts of idly floating clouds.
is it the summer heat, a stroke of flu, or the accompanying blues
that make me wonder
if all the waters across the earth connect to meet somewhere?
and, why am i always drawn from one to the other endlessly,
forever feeling the absence of your presence?
perhaps that ‘why’ has not been written yet,
and, by mere wondering of it is a pause
to keep the story from unfolding.
the day gets on as do the traffic in this weary city
i click my heels, and leave the thought to burn out
like a still smouldering cigarette butt on the ground.
the ocean, the sky, and the woman,
unfathomable all three, endlessly lending themselves
to a disease of romance and poetry.

About Amrita Ghosh

About Moi - I like to think I am a simple person while most people tend to disagree. I like lots of things, sometimes quite contrary ones, a
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