I still remember what it felt like
When I put it on my right arm
The metal golden yet matt,
Was mine and only mine!
My chum on my hand
Was carefully laid back into
Its red velvet cushioned bed,
Every time after an outing
Or a wedding!
Its heart shaped dial
Into which every time I looked
I saw his face instead of the ticking time!!
The clasp that held itself
On to my hand with its click
Reminded me of that day
When it was flown all the way from
The Land of deserts
Into my hands!!!
Enchanted and enamored
Were we with each other?
That with all the bangles and bracelets
It glazed on my hands on my wedding day too
And it flew with me from where it had come!
Still very much on my hand
Days went by and …
I seldom looked into the dial
We both were in our Nissan Sunny
On a late night drive,
My taken for granted watch
That lay cold on my hands until then,
Slipped away into a gap between the seats,
Its clasp broken with a click!
A mystery unsolved it is,
That I could never find it from the car!
It just went away, to a place unknown
To be free and to get away from me!!