green tea makes me blue


the last time we met

it was a warm summer day

we sat across a table

was it april or may

we talked about the weather

politics and politicians

drank green tea

and talked more about music and musicians

we walked around the garden

with silence our loyal companion

making sense of the mixed emotions

another long-awaited reunion

we are like the stars are we not

seem close but are miles apart

amidst the formality was there a moment

where we wished it was not the time to depart

it was probably

just my own wishful thinking

one can cry

with no tears streaming

just around the corner

another summer

if we meet again

i promise i will be braver

i will look deep into your misty eyes

and remember all that we have been through

when you say tell me

i will whisper green tea makes me blue


Photo by Alisher Sharip on Unsplash

7 thoughts on “green tea makes me blue

  1. Wonderful poem Sobhana, heartfelt and warming, you have captured a moment in time that we can all relate to, beautiful yet a vulnerable. thank you for sharing


  2. It is a beautiful and delicate piece, Sobhana, with its contradictions that are not, insights into the human condition, time and its wistful mysteries of the past and future.


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