The Dark of the Night

You would not have walked with me
Had the nights been not so scary
And your nightmares
All so real for you.

I would not have held your hands
Had the hands that I wished to hold
Not left me out in the cold.
Let us together, you and I

Celebrate our togetherness
Even as in our silences
We cherish our separateness.

Mar 7, 2015
First published in Indian Sahitya, Feb 2017 Issue on Contemporary Indian Poetry

4 comments:

  1. Rajesh... I like that line at the end about cherishing our separateness... we don't always have to be together... sometimes it would be nice though...

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  2. so hauntingly beautiful! I loved it :)

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