An Anniversary

a poem by

Devika

If tomorrow does not come,
If the sun does not rise,
How shall I catch up with all these things,
Unsay the truths, unsay the lies…
How shall I tell you that I knew
You will love me forever,
Knowing in my heart somewhere
There is no word for “ever”…
Knowing all those other routes
Down which your life must go,
I yet believed that I could stop
A moment in its glow…
I crammed into those little gaps
A lot of love I’d stored,
Hoping someday you would use up
A little of this hoard…
I know it is too late today
To turn the stream this way
Of a love that splashed my life,
Gave me “forever” and a day…