it was this road
that once took me to your haveli
a spiralling dirt road at the edge of madness
that grew into a walled city
of shadows
hidden by a fatigued fort at the end of a long
and then
this road ran in pages
of musty years
and marauding summers
that once started
in the shade of a stolen glimpse
from a faroff window of another dawn.
it was this road that
broke the gates and a brittle belief
when you chanced to linger a
in an eye
for long.