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, writer, poet, translator and blogger. His blog is “Existential Problems”. His poems and prose have been published by several on=line publications including Dissident Voice, Spillwords, The Piker Press, Setu Magazine, Pangolin Review, Visual Verse, etc. Pranab has coauthored a book of poems, titled Air & Age; a translation of a book of Bengali short stories, “Bougainvillea and Other Stories” (English translation title). His second book of poems and first solo book, “Soul Searching and Other Poems” (2017), was published by Scarlet Leaf Publishing, Toronto. His second collection of poems, “Vision of the World and Other Poems”, was published by Impspired.com in November 2020. Read other articles by Pranab.