Infinity Of Aching

Satish Verma

Leaker had started 
the invasion of the lake. 
The house blinks every night. 

Was there any civility 
for boats to collect― 
the skeletons from the bed? 

The dust dances in my 
empty home. From where― 
the ashes of wounds had come? 

There was fear of unknown. 
I was afraid of the fear. 
I am burning your address. 

I see an apparition. A 
branded witch. I don't care. 
Death was always my friend.