A Bookmark – Ananya Chatterjee , Kolkatta


popscicle_stick_bookmarkIf ever destiny drives

us to choose separate lives

Don’t leave thinking of me

as another chapter in your story

No, I wouldn’t prefer that at all

Being an episode albeit special-

No, that would never suffice.


I’d rather you saved

my memory as a bookmark, a strip

hanging by  a single thread

on to the pages, as you flip

through significant slices of your life


A tiny bookmark, perhaps not quite

as important as the characters in your tale

Yet, vital enough, whenever you fail

to find your way-

lost in a maze of  chapters woven..

I could make you remember

just where to begin again.