Jaywalking to Anonymity

Note – This is a poem that I wrote for the Amnesty International poetry competition on missing persons in Sri Lanka. However I changed my mind and submitted a different poem, to which I haven’t got a reply from them. There is an automatic response system according to the Amnesty International website but I’m wondering…

The Love Game

There are missed opportunities Like the girl in a velvet dress Who danced her way into my heart Only for my lips to rest forever silent And there are wafer-thin legacies Like the girl in a canary Hyundai Who never left a vacancy Nor a porcelain heart Sometimes history is indefinable Like why you stood…