Deeply Bound

Poem By Praveen Kumar in Celestial Glow

You need me, I need you,
We come close;
You keep away, I keep away,
We lose touch.

You run away, I pursue,
We’re broken mirror;
I build bridges, you break bridges,
Gulf is gaping wide.

You’ve reasons, I’ve reasons,
We’re in opposite poles;
Notes you make, notes I make,
Give discordant tune.

You’re in tatters, I’m in tatters,
We do not make fabric;
You deconsecrate, I reconstitute,
Yet edifice falls flat.

You can’t tear, I can’t tear,
We continue deeply bound;
You’re in me, I’m in you,
Rooted in each other.

Bound innate, torn outside,
It’s critical wound;
You bear it, me force to bear,
Is it kind love?

It’s life long, no hope to rejoin,
Should it be so stark?
Devices, many, to circumambulate,
Why shatter our souls?

You’re at loss, I’m at loss,
Heading towards naught;
Look around, look at front,
Should we lose ourselves?

You drench in grief, enjoy grief,
How justified to hack me with?
You drag me, I’m drawn along,
How long I do not know.

You need me, I need you,
I blindly follow you;
You keep away, I keep away,
I follow your need.

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