Poem: Monsoon

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boy rain monsoon

Painting by Kashish Seth

 

Like a long lost person whose arrival has delayed

This rain, this monsoon suddenly came to surprise you

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When you had almost given up

 

But the sudden unannounced arrival

Evokes the deepest emotions in you

Rouses those unrequited yearnings of love and touch

It makes you believe it will start all over again

And the story rewritten.

 

But like the lost lover

The rain and the monsoon

Beautiful and enchanting though

Has the temperament to abandon

Without the slightest hint

Leaving you in despair and darkness again

And never look back at you

Even for once

You were just a passing thing, you didn’t know.

Kumam Davidson

Kumam Davidson

A liberal at heart and an avid reader, he tries to fuse liberal, feminist and queer thoughts in his writings. He is also writing a doctoral thesis on the intersection between violence and urbanistion in the case of Karachi. Write to him at davidsonkumam@gmail.com.
Kumam Davidson