Poem: Lover’s Hate

Memories
Like a cotton thread pulled out
Of an oozing wound…

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Memories
Like a cotton thread pulled out
Of an oozing wound…
Heart
Like a fumigated room
So dead, so sterile
Yet, past lingers
Like the after taste of a kiss
Bitter or sweet?
So unsure…

I long for you
Half-asleep
Half-mad
Your name on my lips, a hundred times,
Like an abuse
A slogan
A prayer

Oh! To smile
To hold your face
To disintegrate in your arms
Like smoke in the rain
Like dreams swallowed by pills…
Oh! To breathe
To have a minute delusion
Of zero hurt and regrets
Oh! To not remember you at all, for a day, forever…
If only I could hate, hate you…
Hate everything I once loved in you…
Hate everything… I once loved in you…

Author: Lirio

The author is a former I.T. professional hailing from Kerala, India. She writes online under her pen name ‘Lirio Marchito.’ Her write-ups mainly include poems, short stories, book reviews and blogs. She writes in both Malayalam and English. Her first book/poetry collection in English, 'The Blue Rabbit' was published by Writers Workshop, India in 2021. Amazon: https://www.amazon.in/Blue-Rabbit-Joyce-Job/dp/8194998514/ Goodreads: https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/58649315-the-blue-rabbit Publisher link: https://www.writersworkshopindia.com/books/the-blue-rabbit/

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