Melting Desire

Time melted in front of
You…

You could see her
Standing somewhere…
Between now and then…
Between life and death…
Between morning and night…

You could see her
Standing somewhere…

She is as young as she was…
What was her age?

Maybe 10, 16, 22, 28…
Maybe even more or less

You stood in front
Of the mirror
You saw her melt
Into it
You tried to find
Your image…
What appeared
You failed to
Recognize…

You…
Your desire…
Your dream…
Your existence…

MELTED!

Pranab Ghosh is a journalist, poet, author and translator. He has three published books to his credit. Air and Age (co-author; published from Kolkata), Soul Searching and Other Poems (first solo book of poems, published from Toronto) and Bougainvillea And Other Stories, a book of short stories in English, translated from the Bengali original. His poems have been published in Tuck Magazine, Dissident Voice, Literature Studio Review, Scarlet Leaf Review, Leaves of Ink, Weasel Press, Ochebooks.com, Harbinger Asylum, Spillwords, The Piker Press, Visual Verse, Hans India and Setu Magazine, among others. He is married and lives in Kolkata, West Bengal, India. Read other articles by Pranab.