Women in Love

Some women got together
and came up to me
as I lay on the ground.

In our days we caged our hearts
in each other,
Now one said, “What a strange man he was,”
and nodded some others.

Spiteful ones, they turned back
To their Teslas, to their Priuses.

A moment later I stirred in my last breath
and saw two shadows crouched over me,
Their shoulders shaking,
their eyes shining like diamonds.

I wiped over a cloud
and their tears dried
so they now saw how
their expressed desire for me,
their unchecked lust for me,
and their eager hands that loved me,
was life enough for me.

Raj Karamchedu