Words leap over words
Trounce each other
Silence survives.

Time runs over time
Flatten each other
Memory survives.

Pages pile over pages
Bury each other
Reader survives.

Love wrestles with love
Trample each other
Nothing survives.


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Tabish Nawaz

Tabish Nawaz lives in New Bedford, MA. His short stories and poetry have been published by Flash Fiction Magazine, Spark, Temper Literary Review, Indian Review and eFiction India.