Luck hid in the dark

beyond bliss

Refused to show up

when I chased it

Love followed

a different melody

Each time

I played it

Trust took shelter

in the street

Of which

I’d long gotten rid

Pride blinked me away

wished me ill

When I knocked on its doors

hungry and beat

Hope embraced me

when I was numb and frosty

It took my hand

offered warm company


Asha Seth