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-         Gopi Kottoor (India)


You must tell me the secret that let you be

making  of our distance an eternity.

Tell me some day, at least share

that secret that lets you shred me.


Let’s come a little closer

as we used to be together

in a time now far away.


So far, yet near, so near and yet far

as we blind our memories

and let them beg for each other

in yesterday’s streets.


Tell me the secret of the fruit you ate

that made you forget all else in its taste.

You must tell me the secret if that is the last thing

you remember;


How well you kept it dead,

that wrote all that magic of you and me

in the invisible ink of poetry.