Now that you have cared
To sit before me and talk
A bit till we both go away to catch the train ,
What about asking you few basic things?
Yes yes I know,
Your train is due at 1300 hours
Mine too, following yours, ( as always in every little things, see, since we met)
At 1305 hours,
And now, it is 1250 hours,
So we got some ten minutes to talk,
( even if you do not talk , like that mistress of Robert Browning,
See, how can I resort to dramatic monologue too?)
Looking at you after some years
The first thing that I note duly
Is that your skin has turned pale,
You put on weight too,
( your breasts look heavier and more alluring , though I will never say that to you!)
Only your eyes
They are blue as ever,
Have you got nothing to say?
Ten minutes will be gone soon!
Have you observed that I did not smoke?
I quit it dear!
With your going away
Cigarettes went away too,
Is not that amazing?
I kicked that bad habit,
Had you been a bad habit too?
~ Moinak Dutta