Poetry Friday: redemption

July 3, 2009

Since last week was a rather poor effort, here is something that hopefully makes up for it. Inspired by the song SID – 2 dome no kanojo translated into “girlfriend with the 2ºC eyes”.

arbitrary numbers

the first time we met,
she had this two degree smile
which froze my steps
like an awkward silence-

she was three feet away from an introduction
but all i managed to do was stare.
saying what i couldn’t
she spelt it out for me in black and white,
and i was glad we weren’t just red in the face.

seven was her lucky number,
and like playing the slot machines
i was hoping to jackpot.
though it felt like she was playing me
and i was just along for the ride.

it was five days
before she pleasantly surprised me;
a thousand thoughts ran through my mind
as i thought of millions of ways
to keep her two degree smile
for myself.

then i realized
that these arbitrary numbers meant
nothing to her;
like snowflakes, the complexity is lost
in the beauty of it all-

we met thrice and shared two bottles,
split a cab between four,
exchanged two numbers
and called eight times
but numbers don’t matter anymore
because we are

one.

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One Response to “Poetry Friday: redemption”

  1. shraddha said

    totally cool!

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