Revival by Nalini Priyadarshni and D. Russel Micnhimer

I have begun to wilt along the edges
My hands look frayed already

Nose a bit shrunken

Ears browner around the corners

Feet quite shriveled

Skin dry and peeling

It’s been a while, darling

Since you kissed me



From across the great sea

In the hollow of clouds

I send lips breathing my passion

To parched leaves of your affection

To rejuicinate them with nectar

We have gathered and stored for

Times such as these when

Draught separates our finger tips

And the monsoons of our lips
(from the Lines Across Oceans)

Author Info- D. RusselMicnhimer is an American author of several books on rock art, fiction and poetry including his collection Notes to Be Left with the Gatekeeper, Leaves and Pebbles and Lotus Mirage. NaliniPriyadarshni is an Indian writer whose art, poetry and fiction has appeared in several literary journals and anthologies. They live at the opposite sides of the globe and have never met. They don’t even share common first language but it hasn’t stopped them from inspiring each other and writing poetry together. Some of their collaborative work can be accessed at Mad Swirl, Whispers In The Wind and Learning & Creativity. Collection of their collaborative poems, Lines Across Oceans is available on Amazon Kindle.


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