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Affliction

for Anjana

by Rajani Kanth

 

Where’s redress

For a broken

heart:

 

Not one,

or two,

But Six ? –

 

‘Tis a

dire

predicament:

 

a spirit

benumbing

fix

 

There is

 no

Sacred

Alchemy

 

No physic

That can

Endure

 

Nothing

serves –

as

Anodyne:

 

Nor even

dotings,

sweet

And pure

 

Of all of

Heaven’s

Fatuities

 

by far

is it the

worst –

 

to forge

a mind that

ever fawns –

 

and  a heart

that must

yearn –

or burst

 

love’s perjuries

are too well

known:

 

but this –

I swear –

I own

 

There is no

forfeit

So condign –

 

As to  ache,

in  ardor,

alone

[©R.Kanth, 2019]  

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Professor Rajani Kanth, Author of Coda, and Expiations, is Trustee of the World Peace Congress

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