Chance encounter, first day
Stolen glances, second day
Meeting unheralded, third day
Tentative smiles, fourth day
Clandestine gander, fifth day
Absence thunderous, the sixth day,
Seat in my heart, taken, I see.
Should have sought her out, I know,
Follow, to her den, must have
But fool I am, abeyant went my heart.
Hours long are days now,
Moon clock, longer, lonely,
For all but me, time-wheel rolled.
Sun aft sun, pain dulled
Love for you faded, I reasoned,
With everything I am, but no, oh no!
A quiescent volcano, I didn’t know,
Simmering and flowing, dormant fire waiting,
Living dead, three long years
But today I see, sea blue eyes,
Blinding smile, sparkling bloss.
To your warmth I walk, through rain so cold,
I hold on to the only truth I know,
Sealing our lips, feel my heart drum,
A torpid beast, awake and home.
By Poornima Pravarthika, India