When you are not around me,
It is weird how mind plays its trick
I just don’t want to be alone,
And it entices me to brace myself.
Words bubble up, involuntarily
Some emotions reign free;
When loneliness creeps in,
Loving you is not an option.
Even when you have left,
Your odour does not leave me
Sweat, cigarettes and body salt –
I love all of it, filling me up.
It gets hard to judge in the right mind,
What is rooted deeper than lust?
I ache for you, not knowing
What remnants you have left in me.
You are not really that far, and
Your thoughts are still warming my bed
Yet, when I learn, mine is not the only one,
I cannot choose but hate.
Photo Credits : Reetam Banerjee