A Loving Touch Feeds You by Himanshu Ranjan

Himanshu Ranjan | Jul 13th, 2019 | poetry | No Comments


With each breath, I remember,
the rings on the tree of my life
hidden to the outside world.

Some are dark, others grey
and at some places, it hurts.
They form my identity.

I am growing day by day,
though it seems otherwise.
The leaves of last fall
though separated, lost,
still, form my image.

Only your eyes were able
to scan the roots
that spread deep within
the earth of duty,
feeding the ants.

You can climb on my shoulders.
But, it would help if you waited
long to taste the fruits
that I will bear
through your touch.

You can then tell me
about its sweetness.
I am waiting.

Poet Bio

Himanshu Ranjan lives in Vijayawada, Andhra Pradesh. He is a poet and a Young India Fellow. His anthology is titled ’36 Love Stories’ in which he has composed thirty-six sonnets and a sestina. His poems have appeared or forthcoming in ‘Eunoia Review,’ ‘Poetry Potion,’ ‘Scarlet Leaf Review,’ and Indrdhanush.’ He loves teaching chemistry.

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