(Another wave of twisted thoughts!)


Between you and me

is a veil of words,

that doesn’t let

the truth peep out.

Words like ‘okay’ and ‘fine’

delivered with a conjured smile

shield me from you

and they sheild you from me.

Phrases and sentences

that form in my mind

get filtered by this veil

before they reach your ears.

A barrier between us

is this veil of words

that wraps around our hearts

not letting them

illuminate each other.

Pervading in the space

between you and me

is just this veil of hollow words

that leaves our souls’ eyes


-Iflah Laraib