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Confessions of a Third Kind and other poems by Ramesh Dohan


The Marriage at Cana, Jan Cornelisz Vermeyen, c. 1530 - c. 1532
The Marriage at Cana, Jan Cornelisz Vermeyen

Confessions of a Third Kind


The birdcage has a doll

In it and maybe

that’s more appropriate


It never cared for

The wild black-eyed terror

Staring out


It's snowing into the tulips

The mice have left the attic


His silence still squats upstairs

And yearns my presence


The piano is asleep

Screaming of bonfires


We played your records again

In the middle of the night

I hear them groan



Lost in Commute


The sun crouched low.

When you came at last

And draped my side in shadow


My train comes late

As I abide in your shadow


The steel doors close, as we part ways

One train draws close to another


The ride is long, as I long

For the smells bound us


The mumbling stews

That spoke for two and


The basil that dried in shadow

The car is full like the distant moon


A full man paints his cheeks in drag

Beside me, the dark pane frames four eyes

Our blush applied in shadow.



Notes to Myself


Every spring night

The dreams star

more pale ghosts

Some are hotel beds

I enter And spend

forgotten nights

I mourn

a different city

The easy nights

I’d spent

In placid arms

The memories need

no Lanterns

to find me.

 

Ramesh

Ramesh Dohan hails from Canada and live in the city of Toronto. When he's not writing in his favorite café, he spends his time reading, hiking and travelling the world. His poems have previously appeared in several literary journals including Toronto Poetry Magazine (2020), Trouvaille Review (2021),

Bosphorous Review of Books (2021), Bengaluru Review, Pinecone review (2021) & Modern Literature (2022).

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