December 1, 2021
Cars full of metallic resolve
with parallel columns of hope
slice the darkness of the road
into imperceptible geometric fragments.
Pieces of blackness, chopped off
from the deep starless sky aimlessly, yet
menacingly, travel towards my windshield
made of wet autumn leaves, they stick on the glass.
The black gloom which I leave behind
is waiting for the glistening reflection
from a pair of loving, caring eyes
for the magical sparkle of what was,
what is, and will always be,
the search for true love …
the glow of red taillights.
Kevork K. Kalayjian
Kevork K. Kalayjian, Jr. is a graduate of the AGBU's Melkonian Educational Institute, Nicosia, Cyprus. He holds a B.A. in Political Science and Economics from Fairleigh Dickinson University, Rutherford, NJ, a M.Ed. in Counseling Psychology, from William Paterson University, Wayne, NJ, and CPA requirements completed at Pace University, NYC. An auditor by profession, Kevork resides in NY and likes to paint and write. Some of his poems have been published in literary periodicals such as "Ararat", as well as The Literary Groong on groong.org and at poetry.com.