[430] Letters of Yin and Yang

You’re never there when I am here⁣⁣⁣
so I hope this finds you in the⁣⁣⁣
the space between or⁣⁣⁣
at dusk or dawn when ⁣⁣⁣
we are barely able to see⁣⁣⁣
I was compelled to confirm your existence ⁣⁣⁣
in the kingdom of non-existence⁣⁣⁣
where societal structures ⁣⁣⁣
that are held strong today⁣⁣⁣
collapsed in the future of yesterday ⁣⁣⁣
In concurrence of that spectacle⁣⁣⁣
the breakdown of my persona was⁣⁣⁣
captured in the cold sweat I almost ⁣⁣⁣
drowned in if I didn’t open my eyes to you⁣⁣⁣
I understood that ignoring your⁣⁣⁣
anger, cowardice, ego, fantasies⁣⁣⁣
won’t make you go away so I offer ⁣⁣⁣
an invitation to meet tomorrow ⁣⁣⁣
in the space between or
at dusk or dawn⁣⁣⁣
and I hope you understand ⁣⁣⁣
I kill you because I care⁣⁣⁣
At long last you recognised me ⁣⁣⁣
only at the time of your need ⁣⁣⁣
I’ve waited in cracks ⁣⁣⁣
in nervous breakdowns⁣⁣⁣
in the depths of dream logic⁣⁣⁣
to make you aware ⁣⁣⁣
of all that you lacked⁣⁣⁣
At long last, you offer a hollow hand⁣⁣⁣
when it is you who has to look inside⁣⁣⁣
To go down your downward spiral ⁣⁣⁣
to show that you care but⁣⁣⁣
to you, I am just an ode to not caring⁣⁣⁣
All I ask of you is your awareness⁣⁣⁣
and not your identification with me ⁣⁣⁣
All I ask of you is not to treat my ⁣⁣⁣
presence as an invasion but ⁣⁣⁣
as an eidolon for me to tell ⁣⁣⁣
my story in my own words⁣⁣⁣
You need me to see your stars ⁣⁣⁣
You need to hold my hand ⁣⁣⁣
You need me to look inside⁣⁣⁣
to know that you are really awake⁣⁣⁣
Always waiting,⁣⁣⁣

NaPoWriMo Day 11: Today, I’d like to challenge you to write a two-part poem, in the form of an exchange of letters. The first stanza (or part) should be in the form of a letter that you write either to yourself or to a famous fictional or historical person. The second part should be the letter you receive in response.

In classic fashion, I’ve deviated from the prompt a bit by choosing the letter exchange to be between the concept of lightness and darkness. The narrative is how they come to the realisation that they need each other for a person to be able to improve in all aspects of life. Let me know how you liked the concept and the execution while I read yours.

P.S. Have finally reached 4000 followers so thank you to each and every one of you who read me. It fills me with utter joy to know that my words mean something.

21 thoughts on “[430] Letters of Yin and Yang

  1. Your words mean something, Rahul. Your words are meaningful and precise. Such beauty! I cannot begin to imagine how you amassed so many followers or how you even get the eyes of so many people to see your work.
    It’s one thing to write the best poetry ever— like you already do, but how … (people… eyes… WordPress)
    Glad I read. Simply lovely. Loved your style. Keep going. xoxo Selma.

      1. I wrote of something similar! Maybe you’d like to read 💜https://theonlycharm.me/what-i-saw-in-the-mirror/

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