once again…

I quivered like a dry leaf

at your question

As stretching my credulity you throated

“I cannot abandon her to her fate. You know me..”

Of course, you were helpless…

As though, you always toed the line

Wasn’t it difficult to strike a balance

between your wife

and your love?

Rather a mistress…?

You knew it, didn’t you?

I turned my gaze and peered into the abyss

of your eyes

Once again…

I lapsed into the oblivion

The wild flapping of my hair

And the loud thud

Of books cascading off my hands

And smashing the ground

Went completely unheard

A distant sough of tidal waves surged forward

In a moment aeons flashed before my eyes

How with every footfall of yours I was crumbling away

Falling deeper and deeper into your mellow love

Slipping into the bottomless silky void

How you broke into my dreams

And confiscated my slumber

A wholesome fall, I would call it

Suddenly my voice slurred

Fumbling for words I tripped over the dirt trail

Rutted with the wheels of the cart

Where we lay entwined

Savouring our scrumptious passion

Tastier than the food served in the refectory

Like a gibberish wreck

Gasping for breath, I made a break

For the far end of the horizon

Fuzzing the cusp between dreams

And reality

Where a slice of sky melted into

Your name…


Published by Smita Ray

Smita Ray is a mother of two lovely kids and hails from the northeastern town of India Gorakhpur. Her perpetual displeasure arising from the hypocrisy in the society underneath the semblance of religion, culture as well as the conditioning for compliance urged her to put down the impressions in her mind. In her spare time, she likes to have some culinary adventures with her kids.

6 thoughts on “once again…

  1. So beautiful, soul-crushing, and poignant. I really enjoyed reading this, Smita. It’s one of your best work, imo. Very strong figurative imagery and writing.

    By the way, did you ever receive my emails regarding the novel collaboration? Thought I would ask since I never heard back from you. Hope all is okay. ❤

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