the day after

Maruti Naik
Feb 20, 2024

the flowers you laid
at my feet
the promises you made
and put up with those lights
twinkling on my street

the words you spoke
the songs you played
the pictures you painted
when in my memory
you stood and prayed

as a new day dawns
let your resolve not dim
as those lights will
let your inspiration not wilt
as those flowers will
let your enthusiasm not mix with dust
as those paintings will

my path is tough
not to stray
you shook my hand yesterday



Maruti Naik

I write to remember. I write to remain honest. I write to leave a bread crumb trail for my daughter. I write to relax. Trying to impress my better half, I write