I take things lightly
that perhaps are heavy.
For example, I know I'm the gap between two pavements,
yet I cross it as fast as I can — why?
And because I take risks with my voice,
I trip on air.
And the first bead of sweat that trickles down my forehead
drowns me.
I take things lightly
that I know to be heavy.
This is the truth.
Yet I am nothing but an illusion —
a lantern
lost in a forest.
And whoever comes across these words
will find a large stone.
You can easily
throw it in my face.

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ruchi rana

quite liked the the simplicity of poem n yet the highlight of the poem is 8th line in which one can exactly notice the irony n contrast been made when u mentioned dat i small drop drowns u. simple words hiding very contemplative meanings within them ... nyc poem short n artistic


hmmmmmmm, nice poem

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