a poem by Feroze Varun Gandhi

To you it came as a surprise
That in change I lay hidden
That I slept alone
My fight lay beside me
That my thoughts were so tough on me
Yet they released an immense innocence
That I never needed to be lost
Or wanted to be tamed
That all I wanted was not all I feared
Is it still a surprise?
That I’m still here
Long after you’ve left
Looking out at everything as myself
Looking after the rain in my mind