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.
Love yet to be won
bliss yet to be recovered
Strong smell of false promises
one finger bleeding in a corner
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.