• Kochi and the Sea!

    Leslie Xavier

    October 4, 2018

    Stormy Sea, Gustave Courbet, 1869

    Between the devil and the sea
    I thought I grew up.

    He stands tall amidst 
    ruins of cemeteries,
    hysterical laugh follows.
    West of Kochi's conscience
    the sea wails,
    crashes at his feet;
    she still shows mercy,
    smothering her angst, salty wrath.

    Where are you? They question.
    I… I have left home!


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