I remember my school days.

Me and my best friend.

Best friend of six years.

We would talk on the phone, in the bus, in class, during breaks,

In extra classes, on the streets, at each other’s place,

Over text messages,

And yet we couldn’t put an end to our conversations –

Chattering, bickering,

Lamentations and regrets.

 

Now three years have passed.

Everything seems to have come to a standstill.

After the initial exchange of pleasantries,

We do not have much to talk about.

We think and think and think

And brainstorm over things that might click,

But nothing comes up.

All empty.

 

Isn’t it funny though?

We have so much going on in our lives,

So much more than what was, three years ago;

And still we have nothing to say.

Empty.

All empty.

 

We have lost the ‘connect’.

We have lost the reason to connect.

We are selfish beings.

We have no use for each other.

Indifference.

Everywhere.

Where is the friendship?

Hiding behind the facade?

Behind the “busyness” of life?

Or has it collapsed?

 

________________________________________________________________

Shefali Banerji

http://www.instagram.com/weaving_poetry

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