Break Up

a poem by Sankhajit Bhattacharjee

‘He is out of station.
His wife has something here…
They are going to end the term’.
A public news.

‘No.
He has something.
She has nothing.
There will be another break up…
Coincidence!’
The poet’s conclusion.

Raj and Reshmi separated
July and Joy separated too.
Raj married July.
There is no trace of Reshmi.
Joy has gone mad.

Who is to be blamed?
Raj’s mother!
July is out of caste…