Epitaph

a poem by

Ramendra Kumar

Last evening
You nestled
In my arms,
Our tears
Mingling
Like two rivulets,
Touching
For an ephemeral
Before
Resuming their quest
For different seas
Of culmination.

The dazzling moonlight
Paling
In the golden glow
Of your body.

Our lips
Meeting
In a farewell
Caress.

The fragrance
Of your absence
Smothering
My dreams.

The faint echo
Of your departing
Footsteps
The final
Epitaph…