The Void

The fumes, the ashes faded with hours, but your memories

never really faded with time.

I wanted to live more,

but the void you left in my life spoke of promises you did,

but never meant.

I was left with no choice, but finding another way of feeling strong,

alive and complete.

Every cigarette I smoked,

kissed away the soreness of my broken heart

and hopeless mind.

I earnestly wished to have someone by my side,

someone faithful, without complaining about my rugged


And, I found my

ashtray to be more faithful than you,

holding every piece of my

broken self with tenderness of

life and death.

-Adity Sinha