you are so close tonight
I wish I could grab you
in my work-calloused hands
as a coolant.
I wish I could drink you as a soft drink
for that icy sensation within my clogged innards.
you are, well, what you are---the eternal moon
looking at you does not hurt
your soothing rays light up lost pathways
even in the Amazon.
and that rabbit-man
the sole resident of the icy surfaces, cratered
the world would have been deprived of many
seasons, tides, madness myths, tales and songs.
you are a regular comforter to humans!
Mumbai-based, Sunil Sharma, a college principal, is also widely-published Indian critic, poet, literary interviewer, editor, translator, essayist and fiction writer. He has already published three collections of poetry, one collection of short fiction, one novel and co-edited five books so far. His six short stories and the novel Minotaur were recently prescribed for the undergraduate classes under the Post-colonial Studies, Clayton University, Georgia, USA. He is a recipient of the UK-based Destiny Poets’ inaugural Poet of the Year award---2012.
He edits online journal Episteme: