A perfect fit

As measuring bowls

nesting within each other

so did the couple’s hands.


And life emerges

Echoes of silence,

tension bubbling atmosphere,

a cocoon is shed.

Questions and answers

The dubious soul—

as hot cocoa in winter—

finds solace online


So eager to serve

a soldier of meagre fear—

such a neophyte.

Fundamental mistakes

From feigned interest

and a faint encouragement

stems a failed career.