I have loved you
My nose had drawn borders
On your cheek
Waging a quiet battle
To stop for long
Threats of an exile in quietude
Of a solemn river
Lips remained in unison
In dampness
Silence shuddered on unforeseen

I have loved you
And your turbulent
Hair that have overshadowed
Our knowing
You closed our eyes
Long back on my stride
Railway tracks in a desert
Fond dreams
Of birds that would follow us
Again another summer.

by Dr. Amitabh Mitra