In The Shadows

HASAN ZIA

Day after day

From the great lake of darkness

Wave after wave

This gruesome depression!

There’s a black hole

Lurking inside my chest

Draining all light, my life –

Leaving me empty and bitter

There are no easy answers

For most of my questions,

Not even of yours

But a meaningful silence

You are like an old star

Too cold to give me warmth

A distant faint glow

While I, yes I…

Am a shadow on the walls

Of your empty, quiet room

A dull impression

That you might never see

My heart and mind

Both share loneliness

To stay together

As embodiment of love

Here in the dark and

Faint and grim and

Sempiternal shadow

Cast by your fading light…

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