Four Days Before November 17, 2020 – Posted in: Guest Post, Poetry – Tags: Indran Amirthanayagam, Poetry
I don’t need roses or chocolates. What would I do
with buds when they fade, the cracked frieze
of a once living leaf. As for chocolates I suffer
the bane of middle age, a slight protuberance
that needs no additional support. So I will go
now for my morning walk but I have something
to share before I do, news of a poetry channel
on YouTube that grows and grows in viewers.
I am close to one hundred subscribers as I write.
May I imagine crossing that mark on my birthday
next week, then striding onwards. Could a thousand
club members be that far ahead? It is not the number
of course that matters but for how long you stay
to peruse the poems, to give them a hearing in the quiet
of morning, or late at night just before sleep,
or at any time in between. Happy birthday, I say
to myself, and a hundred subscribers reply. Thank you.
Merci. Muchas gracias. Grazie. Obrigado. Nandri.
Indran Amirthanayagam, c) November 13, 2020
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