A Little Bit of Hindi

Perhaps there’s a duality among us

a pulling, tugging breadth of rope

knotted and dyed in pastel hues

a coloured darkness in which to grope

Not held by walls or fences high

nor by earthen plot on human map

not hunkered down or standing by

not waiting long to bridge the gap

A depth of clearness held afar

by misty thought and foggy heart

बस दिल में रहे ये इंतेज़ार

to apiece the story part by part

to find an ending at the end

after a life of many starts

to live a life oft promised us,

to mend a broken heart