#1: When it’s over
Awkward silence yawned across empty spaces of their
She picked up on the first ring.
For a moment they both stumbled over their words.
Life was giving them both a second chance.
He smiled as he remembered how they met.
He wouldn’t have been on that train if not for the accident.
“Was it an accident?” he wondered.
#3 Diverging Paths
She hadn’t said goodbye, did not look back.
#4: The Accident
Loops of the horrific accident that had snatched her husband.
She had overslept, arriving just in time for the later train.
Then she heard the screech of metal, shattering glass.
Woke with whimpering cries.
He reached over instinctively, held her trembling hands.
His tender touch was her unravelling
#5: Fate played a hand
He hummed as he shaved and pondered: “Fate had brought
#6: The Pilgrimage
It felt good to walk at her own pace,
pausing to catch her breath and admire another view.
This pilgrimage helped clear her mind.
On the treadmill of their lives,
they grew to want different things.
She was pragmatic. He yearned for adventure.
Their lines had long been disconnected.
#7: The music of love
Coffee– spilt accidentally over his
suit, led to him being late for his train.
She still marvelled at how the touch of his hand
had soothed her raw emptiness.
When he held her, it was like the merging of souls.
The symphonic music of love-
an umbilical chord– still– uncut.
#8: Full Moon Tonight
Driving to her apartment to celebrate!
After twenty years of marriage,
Puzzling how it had crumbled so insidiously.
That naive young bride, now a law professor!
Itinerant strangers, feeling the gaping chasm
Behind in-different rooms and nods,
Occasional mechanical love.
He was leaving it behind!
The full moon ascended ahead.
#9: Leaving is always difficult
Her first and only love, best friend–
10#: A Second Chance
Her text message read like a telegram.
Champagne. Your song. Waiting. Come.
His heartbeat raced as it did on their
The door opened. Her smile golden, glowing.
His favorite song playing.
Fool that he was, he still loved her.
She had taught him– what true love really meant…