He promised me he’d forever be mine
Giving me no reason to think, to my face he’d lie,
He sealed his promise with a chaste kiss
Deceiving me into believing for an eternal bliss.
He didn’t leave me of his own accord
Only- death did us sorrowfully apart,
But in him, I lost my partner in crime
And with him, I lost my reason to smile.
Now, when old age has befriended me
With ‘lack’ of all kinds seeping in,
Teeth, taste, ability to walk; hear
Wanting, patiently for my heart to tear.
Time and loneliness has started eating me alive
With my body withered, no one cares for my hidden vice,
And despite the lineage of children and grandchildren
No one deciphers the secluded nausea, building in.