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Dirge for the Achingly Human

April 2, 2015 | By

The undying desire to create a world away from the world of hate, to have hope in the future. A poem by Dr Ampat Koshy in National Poetry Month 2015 Special

children being born means the universe still believes in our future

“Children being born means the universe
still believes in our future.”

When we met in the moonlight
it didn’t cross my mind

to ask you
are you ‘bi?’
which ‘fence’ do you sit on?
what ‘symbol’ do you wear?

I only looked at your eyes
lean forward
& made you mine

winked & applauded
as our lips, slightly cold, brushed each other’s
knowing                                                                                                                                                                         we are made of stardust

The moon hid behind dark matter
as I disrobed you
for moon & star-children
to be born of us
far from the world’s hate

…because somewhere I had read:
“children being born means the universe
still believes in our future”
& I whispered this to you
while entering you
& you blushed
like the moon
letting me

We  were surrounded by
star motes
floating ’round us
in the night’s glee

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Dr. Koshy A.V. is presently working as an Assistant Professor in the English Department of Jazan University, Saudi Arabia. He has many books, degrees, diplomas, certificates, prizes, and awards to his credit and also, besides teaching, is an editor, anthology maker, poet, critic and writer of fiction. He runs an autism NPO with his wife, Anna Gabriel.
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