we got separated yesterday.
She had tears in her eyes
I had pain in my heart
She told 'I love you so much'
I thought 'nobody would love you as I'
She told 'it seems you dont love me'.
I closed my eyes.
She told 'I want to leave'.
I wished if she asked what I wanted
She told 'I will miss you daily'
I expressed with my eyes 'I will more than that'
She said 'promise me, you will take care yourself'
I heard her name in my heartbeat
She showed her diary full of her time with me
I couldn't show the unpublished manuscript of 273 pages based on her
She told how she spent time without me
I smiled thinking name we had decided for our first baby
She waved bye
I hugged her last time
She decapitated words inside her
I thought if it were a dream.
She kept looking the way until I disappeared
I wished she stop me.
She had said 'I will miss you daily'
Now, I get hiccups daily
And strive to publish those now 412 pages.
- Kamal Paneru (Kani)