Daymares

Daymares

This poem was submitted by Aditya Rao. He used the submission form to send the poem he wrote directly to The Ministry of Poetic Affairs.

Daymares

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Daymares

By Aditya Rao

When seized by fears of what fate might await
Me hence right ‘round bends of endless return:
Whether hate will hasten me; or some gate
To nether worlds that, till far-off date, burn
But never quite cremate, opens; or doom
With oppressive perfume so bittersweet,
Will come by this way someday to exhume
Me, but with smelling salts of grand deceit;
In cosmos bereft, long godforsaken:
Nothing left therein behind which to hide
But windows to some sure desolation,
Though not wide enough to see what’s inside;
Oh, when so seized by fears that won’t soon cease,
I find in piece of mind my master-peace.

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