By Priyarupa Sinha (LMB)
‘You are pregnant’, the doctor exclaimed in delight.
Fear blanched her cheeks;
blistering pace of her heartbeat refused to subside.
She sat down and wept the entire night.
He could not hear the news with usual patience,
instead asked her to go immediately for an abortion.
She realized it was no longer the regular round of verbal one-upmanship,
for once the chapter is closed she could not flip.
Flashback of her evasive past caused a sudden commotion,
his cloying sweetness led off the suffocation.
She was uncertain about her new start ,
but gave him the licence to depart.
With all happiness deprived ,
she even thought of surrendering her life .
Weeping the sins and errors of her youth for a while,
she finally dismissed the thought so puerile.