Stranger! Do not leave me!
I see you, the far off land, the unfamiliar flag.
Searching, searching for something and then
Finding me, a word, a phrase, leading you to me –
Do not leave me in haste, stranger!
I know, it is not fate but sheer chance
It was not destined, just a coincidence
That brought you to me.
I see you, though where, I do not know -
In the soft glare of the screen
Perhaps pursing your lips, perhaps smiling
Perhaps shrugging and then –
With a click –
You send me hurtling, at the speed of light
To the Black Hole, the void,
Do not leave me, my friend! Stay awhile,
Say a word or two
Look at me
To let me know
If I have reached out
And touched you
And you, me
When, for a moment
We were one….
******* Balachandran V,