The Night

a poem by Sushma

The heat is relentless, merciless
It keeps me awake the whole night
The mind goes round in circles
Waiting for the day and its light

Sometime ago I was in love
And all nights were so welcome
Time passed and I never knew how
In dreams, fantasies and kisses seldom

Sweat trickles down my face
All air seems to have died
Like all love but… a trace
Sleep remains elusive as much as I tried

Love and air
Both were not there
What kept me awake the more
My mind with me did not share