how we hug

 

he hugs me with a gap of two and a half meters,
as if to keep us both from hurting each other —
the slight embrace becomes a star-filled cleft
where we have shared eggshell dreams & thick-
hard seeds of pain, that have seen many trees
shed their leaves in the last(first) circuitous seal
of the earth in an all-evasive-expanding space.

she hugs me in a sudden jerk of the arms that
connect in prompt patterns, overcompensating
for the years we did not care to know the other —
this proximate touch is a meteor hurtling towards
the ground but disintegrating on the way, we have
held those sweaty hands as an adhesive for our
obvious choice to find peace in this orb-like space.

i have hugged them with a mark of disobedience
towards the yields of my isolation, with a rigorous
demand to perform the proverbial need for human-
connection, as if an entanglement of network-wires,
i have figured out that the way to my consolation
&satisfaction is to suggest&seek all i desire, to know
sums of my matter, the auguries of my life-space.

.
© Anmol Arora

Day 26
(Inter)National Poetry Month

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2 thoughts on “how we hug

  1. sanaarizvi says:

    This is the most beautiful and painstakingly honest poem I have ever read, Anmol! ❤️ A hug signifies so much! It is literally an indication of how the other person feels about us and I can sense that in your words .. especially in the contrasts between, “the slight embrace becomes a star-filled cleft where we have shared eggshell dreams & thick-hard seeds of pain,” and “she hugs me in a sudden jerk of the arms that connect in prompt patterns, overcompensating for the years we did not care to know the other.”

    There are silent words exchanged between two people when they hug each other .. a sort of mental understanding forms .. which determines the course of their friendship. And then you floored me with the concluding lines; “i have figured out that the way to my consolation & satisfaction is to suggest&seek all i desire,” that is very powerful and poignant in its self-realization.❤️ Arz kia hai …

    “Kahan tak sunegi raat kahan tak sunayenge hum,
    Shikwey saarey sabb aaj tere rubaruu karain..”

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  2. Kerry says:

    i have hugged them with a mark of disobedience..

    I most remarkable poem about affiliations, love and obedience. It is a poignant and honest piece of writing which I find truly touching.

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