"Why I Love" (Poem #6)


Let my heart rest in minefields

I am quiet.

Winter approaches like a legion,

All the animals wait through the night.

I am so lonely for you.

You don't burn like drugs,

More like Russian roulette

Please let me go.

I am by myself again

The dreams have left me

The sun peaks through the clouds

It's a bit vexing.


Ranjit Iyer