Hieronomo! *

Satish Verma

A sin between us 
transcends hidden paths. 
I start digging endless questions. 

What was that interminable and esoteric? 
Give me a clue. Lift your hand 
and write the name of the recluse. 

I am connecting to unknown 
for the answer. 
we are all guilty here. 

Do not wait for me 
I have steered the boat 
towards the rapids. 

Without time a half moon 
will shift 
And I will weep for the fallen saint. 

Begging for the words 
beseeching the pernicious wounds 
I will go in hysteria. 

* The protagonist in Spanish Tragedy of Kyd.