Words and Voices: Illusion of Love

Words and Voices: Illusion of Love

Illusion of Love

By Nachiket Vaidya


That is how the illusion
Is supposed to work
She gets under your skin
Into your stomach
With a jittery surprise
That is lifted up
Into your very thoughts
With a smile on your face
Till the brain loses all control
And you can only
Feel.

That is how the story
Is supposed to start
With eyes meeting
And time stopping
With texts ending
And calls beginning
With talks ending
And lips meeting
With noise fading
And silence ensuing.

Keep your voice
Low though…
A story is beginning
An illusion is forming.