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Hey, stay

Updated: Sep 7, 2021

Hey, stay.

I'll quickly run to the store

find comfort on the bench babe

please just one cigarette more.


Let them cars honk 

all they want.

Let the annoyance and anger

be only and only for them.

You feel it?

We're far among ourselves

in a world of shoulders

and soft touches.

Short new year kisses

and smiles, hand in hand.

How old do you think

this huge Banyan is,

us under its long shadow—

darker than the night we're in?


Switch off that phone, will you?

It rings and rings and rings,

I think it's just the time for us.

Between us

a comfortable silence.

A rare silence of good feelings

and good omens.

Us, silence and the cigarettes.

I'm happy–

life grands me

this spotless moment 

of the dreams.

And you know–

of love.

Funny, a decade of filth

could end on a higher note

of strawberry chocolates,

cold coffees 

and impatient happiness.


Hey, stay. 

I'll quickly run to the store

find comfort on the bench babe

please, just one cigarette more.

It's not for the cigarette though.

It's about this moment.

For this moment

to last

just a little longer.

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