‘MIRAGE’ by Naresh Kumar

He couldn’t lose her. He tried to keep up. He felt that he was losing her. She was picking up pace now. He could almost see her smirk at his plight. But he was determined, he kept following. Not knowing where he was going. Then she vanished. The buildings and the smog of the city were nowhere to be seen as the sea rose to devour the skyline. He wakes up from his nightmare to face another day alone…a story of unrequited love and loss.”

Loneliness is a disease which seems to devour all those who rendezvous with love and anguish stems precisely from that contouring of selfhood in the sand of time. This Pandemic unfolds many helplessly human impulses which are life-affirming realizations of our vulnerability.

Credit: Naresh Kumar

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