Government proclaimed lockdown
Against a pandemic outbreak
Was the beginning of a love pandemic
Over my heart.
It has ensued like a summer rain.
The seeds of that relish began to cherish
Over my heart to all over my veins.
Then each day I found myself melting
In between every words of herself.
She plucked me from my bookshelf
To watch the romantic hop of leaves
The gala of cloud couples over the sky
The whispers of gales to breeze
To read the billet doux
Written by roses for their bees.
I dunno how I am being now
I dunno how to describe these days
I dunno how to describe herself
The one who injection DNA of Love
To my cells and broken heart.
I found king Menelaus’ helena in her.
Sometimes Juliet, Desdemona..
Now am affected by love pandemic
I stayed with my strayed thoughts.
My mind was pulled to a inferno
After the visit of several epidemics.
They infected every vein of my bliss
And injected the DNA of woe
All over my body.
Initially, I tried to treat and heal
Myself, whenever an epidemic enters.
But, with the changing calendars
I found, am getting affected with more.
Each disease born around me
Will arrive on my way to create a holocaust.
Albeit, when it turned to shake my insanity
I decided to confine myself
Within my book shelf
And to live with my strayed thoughts.
Only within a world of letters and thoughts.
Then, by the end of 2019
I heard about a pandemic
Over the shores of china
My thoughts didn’t bother about it
Because its outbreak is far from me.
Days after, I heard another news
That is the news of its advent.
Then, my thoughts scribbled the title
“Death in the times of corona”
On my writing pad.
As I expected
Nothing good will arrive on my way
But only every holocaust.
As an unexpected twist, then
Her pandemic love arrived
On my shore to erase the corona fear.
Now everything changed within few days.
Covid 19 Lockdown turned me
To get locked within her
And Today, my romantic thoughts
Scribbled the title
“Love in the times of Corona”
On the walls of beating heart.
Akshaya Thulasi 🌼