Curtain

Away from the prying eyes

behind the velvet curtain

resides my love

surreptitiously framed

at ease, on the wall

Your luminous eyes

pore over my turbulent soul

your silver tresses

mock the vibrancy of youth

The splendor of your blazing gaze

ignites my body

mind and soul

Thank goodness

the curtain takes a toll

liberating me

from dark desne thoughts

and a lingering pain

locked in our hearts

The rhythm of our tete a tete

sings an unheard melody

as I spend some stolen moments

with you

My secret is safe

even as I count days

for our audience

O curtain!

lavish my love with umpteen graces

I stealthily plant a kiss on the cold canvas

waiting

for you to find my soul.

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About Aabha Rosy Vatsa

Aabha Rosy Vatsa is a poet, author and former teacher. She has published a travelogue on Amarnath, a short story collection titled MONSOON MUSINGS, and fifteen books of poetry. YESTERDAY ONCE MORE is a collection of love poems inspired by Pablo Nerula's 20 love Poems: And a song of despair. STRANGER IN THE MIRROR is her latest mega collection of 200 poems. She has contributed poems in several national and international anthologies. She recently published her autobiography THE GIFT OF LIFE. She is a nature lover and her life's philosophy is Karma. She lives in Faridabad, India with her family.

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