Words and Voices : You’ll Never Know

Words and Voices : You’ll Never Know

You’ll Never Know
by Moulika Danak

And someday
On a rainy one in June
You’ll raise a glass of Laphroaig
And sing to the tune
The lyrics of ‘all I have got to say’
To grace that beautiful afternoon.
I’ll be there listening to it
From across the table
But you’ll never know!
And one loudest cheer will be heard
From the lady by your side,
Standing next to you,
Like both of you’re glued;
Wrapping her right arm in your left
As if you’re both some complete puzzle set!
She’ll be wearing a pretty blue dress
To match with your, I dare say;
With that blue shirt we sewed
Lying above the white one
In the left of your second shelf.
And sitting there
Watching you I’ll be reminded of that
But you’ll never know!
You’ll never really know
Until I laugh
At your moving feet on the floor
With her finger tucked in your palm
As she’d twirl around in her hazy gown,
I may even cry
‘Cause that space within your palm,
That quick hidden smile,
And the constant gaze of your eyes…
They belonged to me once upon a time
Or so I thought
When I saw your flashes come and go,
When I blinked and missed what we had.
Well, so if you do catch me laughing,
Tell yourself, “She ain’t her and if she be her Then, Jesus! She is happier without me”
Say that and jazz up to the rhythm again
And we’ll leave it to that,
Just that.
Without letting our eyes speak
Even if they meet.