Armenian News Network / Groong
December 17, 2022
We are allowed fragments
Fragments of happiness, stress, distress
Fragments of arguments, retorts, refrains
Fragments of shorelines, memories, holding hands
Fragments of erections, welcoming inner embrace
Midnight howls, traffic jams, thoughts dispersed, drenched
Indeterminate, intermittent, interspersed, poisoned breath
My things and your things and our things and their things
Interminable, inexact, blaming the innocent, fetishizing fest
Sheared off parcels of our existence stranded, stained
Every ill will, every ill thought
Every lusting, lasting, leased life fragments
Growling, rolling over in gravel and broken glass
Fragments that add to no mosaic, no hosannahs
No tomorrows, no eagle’s nests, no statue so pigeons rest
Just wind-swept memories floating on a barge out at sea
There is a crying child, a dying mother, there is silence, always unrest.
Dr. Bedros Afeyan is a theoretical physicist who works and lives in the Bay Area with his wife Marine. He writes in Armenian and in English, and also paints and sculpts. He is the current editor of The Literary Groong.
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