Friday, July 18, 2008

Divorce

This business of switching sides,
of a door hanging
loosely by the hinges
most screws gone,
is intriguing.

The hinges aren’t
the way it was planned
Years ago.
But is that reason enough
to walk in and out of a door
as you please?

In a house with no windows
they couldn’t shut all doors
at all times.

You can keep a door open
and still put a sign up
that says
“Do not disturb”
at the cost of upsetting someone
even if it is your own
Self.

I would’ve called you my shadow
sweetheart
and I, yours.

But, from the time I heard
about the divorce
I have been careful
about the words
I choose.

July 19, 2008

3 comments:

RC said...

Awessome! Especially these lines!

from the time I heard
about the divorce
I have been careful
about the words
I choose.

Amit Singh said...

Love this poem.
Goes into my heart completely and completely and completely and completely.


Love
Amit Singh

meenakshi said...

too good...careful n yet thotful!!