a poem by Sanal Kumar

After 20 years you have returned
to see the land which once
moulded what you
are now.
It surprises me
you speak as though
you visited only yesterday.
Yet I am born and brought up here.
You clearly know the heart
of this land,
you show things which I missed,
you show me changes which I have not seen.
Enjoy pal,
For all that you enjoy,
for a moment I wished,
if I had been in your place.