It’s Getting Late

I suppose you know

How the evening will eventually go

There will be good food

To set the mood

You will be, at once

Both easy and tense

Feign nonchalance

At first glance

The banter will grow

Just so that she is sure

After dinner it could go

Right up to her door

There will be talk

Of cinema and books

Half way through

Both on tenterhooks

By the time the dessert is served

Still space left

For such a meal, you were

For eons bereft

You drop her

Right outside her place 

‘Will she won’t she?’

Who will initiate

Take that risk on a first date

Parting of the lips so slight

You know the moment feels right

Could there be a hint

More blatant

Finally you here

The magical words    

‘Come in for coffee’

That hot beverage

Much maligned 

The last thing

On your minds

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About Vandana Kumar

Vandana Kumar is a Middle School French teacher in New Delhi, India. An educator with over 20 years of experience, she is also a French translator and recruitment consultant. Her poems have been published in various national and international journals and websites like ‘Mad Swirl’, Toronto based ‘Scarlet Leaf Review’, Philadelphia based ‘North of Oxford’, UK based ‘Destiny Poets’, ‘Lothlorien Poetry Journal’, Saint Paul, Minnesota based ‘Grey Sparrow Journal’, California based ‘The Piker Press’, Canada based ‘Halcyon Days’, ‘Founder’s favourites’, W-Poesis, Singapore based ‘Borderless Journal’, ‘Madras Courier’, Glomag etc. She has featured in anthologies like Houston, Texas based – ‘Harbinger Asylum’ and in two prestigious ones by the US based Indie Blu(e) Publishing – ‘Kali Project’ and ‘But You Don't Look Sick’. She has been part of two projects of the World literature series on Post-modern voices and critical thought. She was a jury member for the ‘All India Poetry Competition’ organized by ‘Cocoa-Butter’ and also co-edited their debut print anthology that resulted from this competition. She also writes articles on cinema that have appeared on websites and journals like ‘Just-cinema’, ‘Daily Eye’, ‘The Free Press Journal’, and The Artamour.

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