“A Hazy Outline”

By Vipanjeet Kaur

Lothlorien Poetry Journal, published in Volume 16 in 2022

A hazy outline I see
in my dreams
shifting backward in time
flipping through the pages
of history
and dragging me
to the silken shadows
of some old worn-out memories
and surreal moments
that are too blurred and dim
to be owned and recognised.

The moments I spent
in the unfathomable sea of Life,
in the Bhavsagar
on this mortal land before
in the quest of my self
that only wandered and wondered
like a caterpillar searching for
somersaulting through ages
and dying many deaths
while yearning to be alive.

The times I was bound
like a bumblebee
to the transient sweetness
of the nectar
of this mortal world
and to which
I am in love with still
I am attached still
to the broken dreams
and memories
of some unknown hope

but now

with a renewed yearning
of release from the bondage
and with a renewed wait
for getting my strings severed

I fall still in the muck
while trying to be pristine
I get stuck still
in the deep mire
of illusion and

but there's a difference now-
This time to rise
and not to fall-
to lose my self
and not to gain it.

Note: "Bhavsagar" - It is the ocean of existence orlife in Indian context.

Poem Copyright ©️ 2022 Vipanjeet Kaur and VJ Poetic Musings. All rights reserved.

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