Bicycle

I walked backwards,
I did headstand,
I mimicked, I juggled,
did the private dance
to make it interesting.

I tried to understand
your deliberate nonsense.
I ate and swallowed my offense,
and wriggled on your palm
to keep it working.

I did what I could.
But I can’t,
I can’t be the only wheel of the bicycle.
I can climb a mountain on one leg though,
but I can’t withstand the pain of indifference.
I can’t be the only wheel of the bicycle,
and keep dragging it.

I gulped the pills you brought.
Bitter ones in one draught.
I fell all dull and numb,
hoped it will end this drought.
I vanished and succumbed
because you desired.

I couldn’t chew sweat.
I couldn’t drink dust.

But I did what I could.
Now I can’t.
I can’t be the only wheel of the bicycle.
I can climb a mountain on one leg though,
but I can’t withstand the pain of indifference.
I can’t be the only wheel of the bicycle,
and keep dragging it

to nowhere.

yellow mamachari bike
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16 Comments Add yours

  1. SalvaVenia says:

    A declaration of love, nevertheless …

  2. Great post ! Thank You for sharing this 😊

    1. You’re welcome Tanya!
      Thank you for reading and commenting.

  3. Chatty Owl says:

    This reminds me of the majority of relationships, where one is always the one doing all the hard work, and the other part just seem to drift along the river, waiting for things to happen. Indifference indeed.
    To be the one pulling and tugging is draining and tiring. Too tiring.

    1. Relationship is a bicycle that needs both wheels to work together. It becomes so tough when one wheel is broken.

    2. Chatty Owl says:

      Exactly my thoughts.

  4. Meka says:

    I can relate definitely relate to this ☺️ I’m sure others would say the same. Thank you

  5. Shards Of DuBois says:

    wow, liked this one a lot Neeraj!! but full of sadness. you are so deep and feel so deeply sometimes its unbearable! really hope the sad ones are all made up, and not your true life!! 🙂

    1. I appreciate your concern Deb. The recent ones are made up and I’m perfectly alright. 🙂 Thank you!

    2. Shards Of DuBois says:

      oh thank God! but wow, you can certainly tap into pain and sorrow!!! really good!!!

    3. Thank you so much, it’s an honor!

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