Feelings overwhelming and sensory
Mind fills with soothing memory
Joy is not joyful if it lacks presence
Flowers bloom, wane without fragrance
Like a bug chews a tender leaf
Sight of a damsel would deceive
Pinching thigh skin comes to sense
Flashback-clouds and fog so dense
Heart would ache on the day I depart
Hard would be it to souls apart
Smiling be his company seeing my face
I’d do the same halting the rat race.
You’d look at the sky and stars
Through the night and shed tears
To waves, I salute
Hoping to bring your paper-boat ashore
Memories anoint scars
When living apart like a drunken farce.
May the life of this fondness
Belong and unbroken
In summer a gentle current
In winter bright Sun glowing- recurrent.
~ Kuma Raj Subedi
Adelaide, South Australia