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By Srinivas S

Versus


On a piece of paper
The work of a pen is
a complex tale 
of love and war:
It is a history
of breaths, carcasses and rebirths;
And an inky body 
of evidence for life
in the Mars of minds
and the Venus of hearts.
On a screen, though,
It seems a simple story,
its flow stripped
of effort and emotion:
It is a mystery
of words which haven’t fought wars;
And an empty cloud
which shrouds, like death,
the moons of mood
and the stars of thought

Srinivas S teaches English at the Rishi Valley School, India. His poems have found a home in places such as Indian Ruminations, Amethyst Review and The Hong Kong Review.      

    

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