La La Land

Like a nagging thought 
That refuses to rest,
Always on the team for love,
I’m on crossroads with myself.

Long drives with longer chats,
Green teas with minted laughs.
Stolen kisses in the theatre and garage,
You make my knees weak.

That intentional stare,
And that knowing grin,
Constantly on my mind,
I’m on crossroads with myself. 

You say you are bound-
Restricted by time,
Laying down all your cards,
Telling me exactly what it’s like.

In my head, 
I recite speeches,
Endless monologues,
I’m on crossroads with myself.

I repeat to no end,
Confused in vary words,
Happy, but dumbfounded,
And lost to mindless babbles.

Then on this pen and paper,
With my insistent need to tell,
I jot down all the reasons why –
I’m on crossroads with myself.

A plane of advice,
Of what Tennyson had said-
Better to have loved and lost,
Than never have loved at all.

I’ll lay out all my cards,
And finally say,
everything that’s been said-
I’ve been on crossroads with myself.

Time-bound –
I get it,
Your cards –
I have read.

You charm me when you’re around,
And enchant me when you’re not,
But I want us a name,
And I want to see you around.

I want more of you dancing
To insane peppy tunes,
I want to keep you talking,
And shaking your head like a buffoon.

I cannot be treacherous,
To my hearts beat,
Because I really like you,
It’s more than ‘seeing’ to me.

February 17, 2019

Author: Swati Jain

I am the girl who can talk and talk and talk and talk and still continue to talk. The most ideal way to make me heard is to share it with everyone else. I'm not new at this, but I hope to be in a uninterrupted continuation of posting what's on my mind! I hope you enjoy!

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