shot glass
"... brevity is the soul of wit ..."
- William Shakespeare


Amit Parmessur is a poet and teacher. He has been published in several print and online journals. A Pushcart Prize and Best of the Web nominee, he lives in one of the most beautiful islands in the world, Mauritius.

Amit Parmessur

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Crumpled flowers
ruffled bed

Shattered vases
scattered dreams

Love yet to be won
bliss yet to be recovered

Strong smell of false promises
one finger bleeding in a corner

Justice killed
the wind ruffling the scarlet curtains

A deflated world map lying
on the crumpled flowers, on the ruffled bed.

The knife has slowly slipped from her hand. It has fallen and
with the strokes of the light, the blade has gathered some life
in his glutinous hand. Enough to make him divide death.