Corona Memories

I knew her no more.
I remember the days
When I stood behind her
To hide my tears.

I knew her no more.
I remember the days
When I stood beside her
To share my laughter.

I knew her no more.
I remember the days
When we fought together
For our rights, our honor.

I remember the dawns and
The dusks, the evening breeze
Sweeping over her
From across the Ganges.

She stands alone today
United with the world
In disease and death
Giving me a jolt
That I did not experience
In my fifty years of
Live-together with her.

The deadly virus has changed
Her face with no memories to share.

Corona memories are best forgotten!

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.