Is it shallow and selfish of me to say
You’re all I’ve been thinking about today?
Try as I might, I can’t quite shake you;
You’ve become a habit I cannot undo.
I’ve been asked why I write so much about you—
Perhaps I’ve never felt before the way I now do,
And it’s how I cope with you being away.
I’m a hopeless romantic: such a cliché!
We could have it all. Moonlit talks,
Long drives, coy glances, silent walks,
Instead, we get this longing and the pain—
Here I go thinking about you, again!
It would be so easy to say, “Don’t go, please stay,”
I wish life worked that way, but we’ll be okay.
After all, how many odes to you could I really pen
Counting down the days ’til I see you again?
∼ © Shubhangi Srinivasan.
Hey everyone! In the spirit of National Poetry Writing Month, I will be writing some poems for every day of April. Each Day will have a new prompt. I hope I can keep up with the challenge. You can join me in celebrating #NaPoWriMo 2019 and check out the prompts here. I’ll look forward to hearing from you.