Wednesday, December 9, 2015

A Poet's Betrayal

What ails a woman
More than the fact
That his husband
Writes poetry about
Another young lady?
Right when she's asleep
On the same bed
Near the table
Where he pens down
Scars and kisses
A decade old.
He writes about longing
And belonging;
Stranger to her bond.
What ails a woman
More than the words
That betray her more
Than he ever did?




















©Chandrajit Mitra 2015