|Mahin lives in India. She works as a copywriter in a multimedia firm. She is also a lover of all forms of the written word and a passionate poet.|
© 2004 Mahin Ali Khan
I said, "I love you always."
smiled and quietly said, I know.
2. I'm going to ask so much of you, but it's not for me.
3. You are my water and I have come to drink.
fill, to break, and be
have come to be broken open
be broken open is to flow-
open and break me.
4. You are my water and I your bay,
tide calling your ocean floor.
my hand and walk into...
going under", you said that once-
I will surface and bring you air
you learn to breathe.
eyes and look
under water now)
me seeing you
the first time,
where we left us
enter and then leave.
are no vacancies here
empty seats in the waiting room
like writing on sand, no?
ebbs and flows.
come, we go, but stay
leave some thing behind each time
return to. And we do.
are never truly lost
each other, that is, but often to our own selves).
ever, not truly, and yes
is of some consolation to me.
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