Two Poems

By Pankaj Trivedi

The Pandemic

Romeo and Juliet look tame
in the city of Verona,
By sixty years of their love-
shattered by Corona

Clouds fog her lungs
rains his eyes,
Impatient plastic bag waits-
as Gianna dies

Church bells sob gently
Lonely soldier’s shaky hand salutes goodbye,
A tired military truck ferries her away-
Under a weeping sky

On her grave Salvatore implores
To let her one last time breathe,
the resurrecting fragrance of his love-
in that wreath

Eternal Eclipse

The devouring Corona Moon
balefully blue,
A glorious presence-
chewed helium residue,

Hopeless horizon
scorched- thirsty lips,
A withering sunflower-
in an eternal eclipse

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Smita
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Smita
9 months ago

So heart wrenching.

Pankaj Trivedi
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Pankaj Trivedi
8 months ago
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Thank you, Smita.

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