Where Forevers Begin

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I seem to have lost my words;

They left in the middle of the night-

The day I forgot to swallow my blues,

A mouthful of addiction, memories on flight.

 

I seem to have lost my blues;

They left on a train of thought

While I was willfully drowning

In a fight I had never fought:

 

The light of your caramel mornings

Seeping into a world forgot.

 

~ Sumeet Keswani

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Is it just me?

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Tell me…
Do you ever wake up at night
Sweating over reality,
Beads of a reluctant memory
Trickling down nostalgic cheeks,
Where love once birthed red?
Does your skin remember that misty February?
…Or is it just me?

Tell me…
Do your walls whisper
Conversations we conjured
(And those we couldn’t)
Under the starry veil
Of your silent, white,
Missing winter?

Tell me…
Do words evade your tongue
When i invade a thought?
Does our endless story demand of you
The same answers
I once sought?

Tell me, my dear…
Do i haunt you
The way you haunt me?
.. On endless nights
.. On lonely trains
.. In a paper plane’s flight
.. In a stranger’s face
.. On the break of dawn
.. In a lover’s embrace
.. On melancholic monsoon days
.. In scavenged poetry
.. On saved texts
From a ghost of a memory.

Or is it just me?

A dream once lost

Dream

Tracing her skin,

I swallow the breath of her bones,

Aquiver,

Like grass in the whistling breeze

Of my summer daydream. A sliver:

 

Lying supine in the green,

Drawing whimsical clouds

On a waiting blue.

The earth smells of

A dream once lost

To a dawn

That broke too fast.

 

Rains have washed away

An eternal drought,

Bloomed wild flowers

On breasts,

And brought a birdsong

Back home

To nest.

 

The cabin in the woods is warm

From a fire of collected logs,

The melancholic scent of old books,

And the glow of aging love.

The home that ran away

From a nomad

And lost its way,

Come back to be

Arms that cradle

Pieces of a life at sea.

 

Her morning eyes whisper magic

To a heart in slumber

In a dear dream once lost

To a dawn

That broke too fast.

 

– Sumeet Keswani