Us, just us

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Here’s an evocative love by Nilakshi, as we celebrate the season of fertility and , with the festival of colours, in Different Truths.

Will there be a time 

When there’ll be us

Just us

for each other

Holding on to each other

As life passes by…

Will we watch people go

About their daily

And smile at memories

We had made together. 

Us, just us? 

The flowers will bloom brighter 

The birds sing louder

The breeze blow stronger 

The sea linger  

Just so that we savour it all

Us, just us.

Will breathe that lighter 

Smile just that kindlier 

Move just that easier

Your full with knowing 

That I’m yours, all yours

Forever and maybe more. 

That there’s no one else besides, it’s 

Us, just us?

Will I laugh at little nothings

As always I did

Will I sing, hum and warble

With you soaking all in? 

Will I read you tales of lives before

Of spirit, , fire and will?

Will I rest my tired eyes on the evening glow of yours? 

And drink in that twilight essence, of

Us, just us?

Will they read stories about us?

Our lives, our days, our histories? 

Will our lives be worth telling about

To others who follow our trail?

Or should we read this book of life, 

Use it, and just throw? 

Does it stay?  Does it end, with

Us, just us? 

©Nilakshi Roy

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Nilakshi Roy

Nilakshi Roy

Dr. Nilakshi Roy, an Associate Professor, of English, at Vaze College, is an academic writer and writes poetry for Different Truths. Her other writing is chiefly on saris, published in Different Truths and The Ladies Finger.
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