Your touch is like a flickering candle

Even when the candle burns off

The warmth still lingers on

The brown flecks in your eyes

Compels me towards you

Inviting me to find the real person

Underneath all the facade

That you have encased around your soul.

Why are you so afraid to let anyone in?

Even though we have been together for years

I still feel I don’t know you.

I am the stranger who yearns for her lover’s touch.

Am I enough?

© Pia Majumdar