Cloudy nights travel in dewy realms
of my nostalgic tears
Dusky longings of your horizon
washes away the sand castles of my infatuation
My half-wrecked ship struggles
to reach the abyss of your ocean
Rains arrive and depart in my isolated town
I pluck out few withered dreams
from the rainforest of your eternal sleep
You left vague footprints of your silent departure
upon the marshy land of our memories
I follow them every day in my craving to reach you.
Rahul Ahuja is a poet hailing from Surat located in Gujarat. He feels that poetry is a fortuitous journey. His poems have been published in several national and international anthologies. He won the “Poiesis Award” for the third place in the 4th Rabindranath Tagore Award- International Competition 2015. May it be a crumpled leaf, floating clouds or trees; he loves to observe the essence of nature which has also inspired him to pen down his poems. Being a lover of art, he believes that everything around us is art and poetry. He can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org.