Aham Asmi, I Am I Am

Satish Verma

Night melts into tears 
day sums up the pain. 
A fear stalks the flute, 
and darkness falls on the drapes. 
I was a lake 
and I was the sun. 

I held you on to my breast. 
Give me your fangs 
and give me your venom. 
I was blue and I am the death. 

Centuries of wounds 
and million of scars. 
Silence of sky 
and lull in the clouds. 
I am the fire 
and I am the gale.