Shadow

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Photo © Taruchaya
Sometimes I press my palm over my chest
slightly to the left where my heart is
And feel my heartbeats – usual trough and crest
rising and falling without a miss.
Thumping in rhythm with the ticking of clock
just the monotonous tones of life
Same movements everyday – familiar tick tock
Similar sound and pace – Oh both so rife!
I wish the heart gets a battery someday
with a disclaimer that it too shall drain
And with it this life shall drain away
gradually and silently escaping all pain.
Or maybe mix with rain – tears not salty but stark
This moldy existence slowly decaying – almost extinct
Staying alive like a shadow in the dark
that lingers silent and creepy but distinct.
You are there but still you are not.
People walk over the shadow without pause.
Never bothering or knowing a jot
whose that shadow was!
© Taruchaya

Published by Taruchaya

I'm the vast azure sky...I always look up very high. I'm the indefatigable air...my mark is present everywhere. I'm the water of ocean and sea...you just can't live without me. I'm the unrestrained fire. I'm a secret desire. I'm the ineffable earth. I'm ineluctable since birth !!

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