I’ll See You

This post is one of Blogadda’s Tangy Tuesday Picks 🙂

The rooms are cold

The books, dusty

There’s a slice of pizza on the table

The window sill is cold against my cheek

And the rain, merciless outside.

The last cigarette flickers

And dies

The coffee sits on the table

Like a black marble, cold and still.

I tap my fingers, bite my lips.

There’s work on my computer

There’s a list to follow

Mails, memos, calls to make.

But I read the sticky note on the fridge instead –

Your sexy slanting scribble

‘Love you!’ and a doodle of two hearts


I look around th house

The walls, our pictures.

I have been here too long now

Waiting, planning, worrying

for days that come and go

Never enough.

I trace my finger on your tanned face –

the picture from the beach

And I have to see you now

So I get up

And head out in the chilly rain

Lock the door, take the cab.

You may be hours away,

But they are going to end

And when the rain stops

I’ll see you.

Post Author: Aditi Mathur Kumar

Author. Traveller. Blogger. Talker. Eavesdropper.

10 thoughts on “I’ll See You

  • Kaurwakee

    (February 26, 2011 - 10:25 pm)

    Like the way you created the visual… Taste of coffee.. Whiff of tobacco, touch on the tanned face in the photograph… Merciless rain to be braved. Very few poems tell stories ….. This one sure weaves one!

  • Roshani

    (February 28, 2011 - 5:45 pm)


  • Sam P

    (March 1, 2011 - 5:14 pm)

    Painted a picture.

  • Anonymous

    (March 2, 2011 - 8:43 am)

    Highly Pictorial..!!

  • Shreekant Mathur

    (March 3, 2011 - 7:04 am)


  • ladynimue

    (March 13, 2011 - 8:10 pm)

    I liked this .. very detailed and such beautifully expressed images ..

    Thanks for the comment on my blog 🙂

  • Rohini

    (March 21, 2011 - 1:56 pm)

    Wow! Loved the flow of images..

  • Anonymous

    (March 21, 2011 - 6:22 pm)

    Loved it!

  • Diya

    (April 9, 2011 - 9:38 am)

    Beautiful expression

  • veggiecrook

    (May 21, 2011 - 4:49 pm)

    i imagined it all… even the handwriting! and then i read 'army wife' and couldn't help smiling even more!!

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