THE LIVING DEAD
PHOTO PROMPT © Liz Young
By Neel Anil Panicker
John’s been gone for two years, but for me he’s here__as alive as yesterday’s memories.
He’s here in the caress of my frayed palms as I kneel down and furiously attack the myriads outgrowths that threaten to lay siege to what is rightfully mine.
It’s a losing battle__this dusting aside and brushing off and hacking away of ever burgeoning claimants to his heart.
Jo’s mine only to be savoured.
But I am tired.
I doubt I’ll be able to endure another minute of summer madness that is Kolkata.
As the moon waves goodbye, I slip into his arms awaiting deliverance.
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