Symptoms of fever invisible
language deficient to express void
familiar surroundings loiter
fond thoughts back and forth.
without ado into oblivion
In the vast expanse
barren existence, anomalous amidst
I should have asked her months ago. But I have been preoccupied with my family’s concerns. How will you protect your wife in that unknown place? What will you do if someone harms her? You have no experience in travel. You don’t even know Hindi. How will you get things done? Why can’t you go someplace nearby, like Munnar? But I had promised Agneta, and I couldn’t break it.