With your departure come wounds,
Hurting me like never before. Today, you finally came out of your reverie,
Realising that life is, but merely an illusive metaphor.
Relationship – business in a beautiful disguise,
Like sand dunes in gusts of wind,
Forms and blows away into oblivion.
Unbreakable to me were my relationships.
How deluded I was,
I realised only after their complete annihilation.
I reflect, I ponder, I look back,
Only to see that a relationship is a synonym,
For illusion and lies.
I begin asking myself,
How much longer will my life
Battle these spurious relationships?
How much longer will Abhimanyu battle the Charavyuh,
Before he dies?
— Translated by Shrinivas Kalyani