Dreamy Poet

Poetry by Kavya Janani. U
Pahimakas (The Last Farewell) – Freeverse

Pahimakas (The Last Farewell) – Freeverse

Did he notice that I held his 
hand tighter, while it was just 
a handshake for him?
Did he not absorb my love
That was painted on my palm lines?
Why didn’t he just pull me close?
Why couldn’t I stick my forehead to his
and inhale his mustardy fragrance?
Why didn’t my heartstrings sing 
A melody that could have found
a resting place in his bones?
Why did the universe betray me
All of a sudden with his leaving?
Was there an invisible barrier
That was visible only to him?
Did he sink his teeth deep into secrecy?
I don’t have the answers.
Even if I turn into an apparition 
To know whether he cries silently
Behind closed walls and cubicles,
I will still not have the answers,
For ignorance is something profound
that’s been stitched to his being.
There are questions.
And there will be questions only.

©Kavya Janani. U


If you are in love with my poems, please consider purchasing a copy of my poetry collection – La Douleur Exquise.

You can check out my other freeverse poems here: Freeverse Poems by Kavya Janani.

Leave comment

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked with *.

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.

Dreamy Poet