“I couldn’t pick a memory
Of the first time we cried
Over some silly trash film
And the tears we would hide
Each too proud to reveal
Our softer human side”
First six lines of poem number seven from ‘Death & Darker Realms’. Maybe the start sounds like a love poem. But it’s not. This poem is loosely inspired by my relationship with my maternal grandmother. And was written a year after her demise. My fondest memories of her involve watching horror movies by Ramsey brothers on the television in the 90s.
For the full poem, you could get a copy of “Death & Darker Realms” on Amazon. It’s a collection of 40 poems dealing with themes like death, depression & dysfunctional relationships.
Following are the links – (the paperback is available on Amazon.com)
Please check your country’s Amazon if I haven’t listed it or just on your kindle/kindle app.
The drawing in the photo is an old scribble I made a few years back after watching an animated film.