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Distant: A Poem

I have a memory of her face
faded in some ways
and yet her features still bleed
through my mind and clot at some places
I am never able to rub away
those uncertainties,
her voice no more reaches my ears
After all, it's so far away,
so distant that I can't travel back now
and somewhere in my heart
I know I never should.
We had been four
or maybe five
when we played for hours on end
and I never happened to think
that she could ever vanish
from my life
just like that
and now, if I look back
these years seem so futile
which have flown by,
never ending up with a friend like her
whom I wanted to keep
for maybe, a lifetime.
Even though, I still have people
who care about me
and those who want to see me smile
I wonder where she must be?
what must she be doing?
does she also think about me?
or is it just me and my insight?
I don't really blame her
if she finds it fine
to just forget all the games we played,
all the lunches we had together.
I know the agony
of finding a good frie…
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