Our eyes

Were locked

In a deep embrace

For a mere second

She and I

Reached I

Her deepest recess

No word could

Express such depth.


Her kith and kin

Seldom made

A trip to her side

Not lack of love

But want of funds

Kept them away.


Seated on a ward bed

An effort so frail

She did take

The mug of tea

I offered

With willing hands

And gleaming eyes.