Lonely?

A digital painting by Aishwarya Vidhya Raghunath stirred the wordsmith in me. A brilliant rendition it is, of the darkness of fiery Corona red, the lonely quarantine nursed with love from afar and the golden sliver peeking, a sign of hope.
Here it is in verse form as “Lonely?”.
Thank you Aishwarya.

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walls

The news item of a cremation ground being walled with tin sheets to (possibly) hide deaths due to Covid startled me. The word ‘walls’ stuck in my mind, connecting the various walls that have come up and divided us. Precipitating finally in a shrill cry ‘It’s time for the walls to go”, here is my outburst as a creative “walls”.

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