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, 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.