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-         Manas Bakshi (India)


Love may have

Myriad ways of expression,

Lost love too

With the wound of betrayal

Depth of love

Has nothing to do . . .


The overcrowded slum

Below a high-rise

Cries out often

In extra-marital scrimmage,

Makes others feel

It's livid.


Teardrops trickle inside

A lonesome furnished flat

Against syncopated togetherness

Shares the pillow alone the same   

Not the man

Sleeping  unfeelingly beside!