Day Dreaming

Satish Verma

I was tired of reshuffling the stars 
in silent night. 
Will you come and stay with me 
for a while? I will give you 
my light years to reach the hurting valley. 

Sit down beside me 
and rest your head on my drooping shoulders. 
Together we will cross the dark river 
of doubts conversing with fireflies. 

You are carrying my unborn children 
in your deep thoughts. 
Flesh, blood and bones 
pain between the ribs 
and arrhythmic throbs. 

Small pebbles on the beach 
we are dreaming an ocean in our eyes. 
Waves are high and wind is strong. 
We are ready to drink the blue sky.