Translucence



My metaphor stares
At you in the eye,
With truth laid bare,
Strives for mutuality.

Yet you, like Narcissus
Stare back at me.
Mine eyes your pool
Searching fidelity.

You saw your self,
My absence unseen.
I, your Echo, neglected,
Stripped of esteem.

Abandoned, I haunt
The land of distrust.
You, chained to self-love,
I abide a fate unjust.
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Submitted by abhijit_c on April 24, 2021

Modified by abhijit_c on April 25, 2021

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Words 59
Stanzas 4
Stanza Lengths 4, 4, 4, 4

Abhijit Chatterjee

Born in Burdwan, a suburb of Kolkata, he completed his Masters in English Literature from Jadavpur University in Kolkata, West Bengal, India. more…

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