Old Companion

Spreading like moss

covering from end to end

and shaping its identity

at the expense of my happiness

a parasitic relationship

sucking the life out of me

my obsidian life,

as I lick and suck the dewdrops

laced with the poison ivy

Dripping out of my palsied mouth

words are warbled

and getting

lost in the time

a smattering cacophony

Though every relation

has turned into vapor

a ghost from the past

a bloody trail of the memories

lingering in the


like the dying tail of a comet

Everything leaves

and forgets my identity

my sorrow,

my pain,

my loyal friend

an old companion,

always stay by my side.

never leaves me.

                                         ~ Megha Sood

                                             Jersey City, NJ, USA

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