We knew there was a clock
Ticking till I went abroad
From Delhi to Berlin – Bali to Bangkok
I knew not how long I’d be gone
However long it was
To lose you was my fear
We’d talked about options various
Had conversations light and serious
But as the day of departure came near to us
We were still left with confusion and cluelessness
Then the day came
When I boarded that plane
With tears in our eyes
Would our relationship change?
Surely, it would
We said we’d give each other freedom and space
For we understood
In our hearts, no one could the other’s place
But the prospect seemed impossible
We knew not the solution optimal
Though we believed it fully solvable
Our emotions still burned bright and volatile
Was the separation to be truly traumatic?
Or were we just being unduly dramatic..