Do Wake Up!

Tell me,
Did you hear me
Grub my dreams
Last night
Or the nights before?
My eyes turning into
Makeshift shovels
Trying to dig out
The skeletons
I have been hiding
From you
Beneath the layers of
black mud nights.
I remember
You murmured something
As you slumbered next to me
With your head on my shoulder.
Perhaps you did sense
The heavy gush
Of tired breaths
From my mouth
But barely could you hear
The loud thumps on my chest.
Could you ?
Though I wish you had.
I wish you had
So you had woken up
And calmed me down
With a kiss
A hug
Or may be just your hands
Reaching out for mine
Helping me wipe those shovels
Of all the filth from past
That I had been soiling them with
Night after night.
I wish you had
So you could have
Reassured me
That my dreams
Need not be
Endless excavation missions
Yielding nothing but
Debitage memories
But that
They were meant to be
Beautiful gardens of love
And everything else
That I have ever wished for.

Tonight when my heart thumps
I hope you wake up
Please, do wake up!

~ Chhaya

14 thoughts on “Do Wake Up!

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    1. Hey, Faith! Such a pleasure to hear from you after long. Hope you’ve been well. Thank you for the read. Glad my words could resonate with you. πŸ˜ŠπŸ€—

      Much love!


    1. Thanks so much, Megha! You’ve so rightly narrated the essence of the poem and I completely agree with your words. Thanks again, and so glad that you enjoyed this piece. πŸ˜ŠπŸ€—

      Much love!!

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    1. Thank you so much! Great to have you here on my page and so glad that you enjoyed the read. 😊

      Your writings are so distinct and so powerful. I look forward to reading more of your work.

      Cheers!! 😁


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