A reminder of our frailty as a species

A Single Eye

Loneliness is a strange companion.
She comes to visit me
when I am alone
or among a hundred.

She’s my best friend
when I think of my brothers
out there
in some other Universe
or the whole span
of my physical existence
as the blink of someone’s eye
and of their existence
as the blink
of someone else’s eye
and of their existence further —

Loneliness, my friend, my companion,
I blink my eye.

 

– First published in the magazine New Quest(Edited by the late Sh. Dilip Chitre)

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