Alone


Crowds milling around me


Frowns and smiles too


Lots happening with me


Without me in the know


 


I make the right responses


Without really knowing


Mechanical are reactions


From a life of performing


 


And there I stand surrounded


But still in my own world


In reality I am grounded


Alone with my thoughts unfurled


 


As concealed as I can be


In a sea of familiar visages


Not one of them can see


The entity behind the mirages


 


Once in years there’s someone


Who penetrates my soul


All my wits respond to him


My subconscious feels the pull


 


Now we both are together


But in the crowd alone


Each telling his chatter


Each one the other’s clone


 


Not a word is spoken


Nor the distance we cover


Our gaze remains unbroken


Bringing us even closer


 


He is a soul mate no less


Invisible energy connects


As if I know him since ages


And he is in all my moments


 


—— Gauri Kanyalkar——–