Yasmeen Khan


A Croak in the Dark


Let us go you and I
When the darkness descends before the eye
Like a shroud that covers the sky
Ghosts walk along the frozen sooty streets
The blind move up and down
Let us go hand in hand
And drink darkness sip by sip.

Amorous talks float on smoky air
Not ear to ear but cellular to cellular
Lost in self-love narcissists move on
How it’s easy to go through all this
To make vows and no fear of keeping
Or breaking them!

Gulls’ calls tears the sheet of night
Join the screams coming out of a thatched roof
Brakes screech, stretchers hurried, a gull’s nest’s robbed
The dark night plays its part, nocturnal shrieks
Stab the hearts, faces smeared red in blood
And darkness engulfs us as we strut along the deserted streets
But our eyes that shine like diamonds
capturing a ray in the dark sheet
Let us not retreat, YOU and I

Submitted: Wednesday, April 17, 2013
Edited: Wednesday, October 02, 2013

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(From Eliot's 'The love Song of J Alfred Prufrock')
Feelings when darkness spreads everywhere

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  • Heather Wilkins (8/5/2013 3:20:00 PM)

    but our eyes that shine like diamonds capturing a ray in the dark sheet let us not retreat you and I (Report) Reply

  • Shahzia Batool (4/17/2013 2:15:00 PM)

    it looks nice to have a reference to some known piece, ... it is a good & inviting poem, though Eliot's YOU & I are heavily interpreted, are yours too are meaning the same? can we interpret them as 2 selves of the same being? (Report) Reply

  • Sallam Yassin (4/17/2013 1:50:00 PM)

    Wholeness of two in love and
    let whole the other worlds fade
    great piece of love
    thanks (Report) Reply

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