Today’s Illusion

Saw you walk by
A little boldly today.

I turned away, but only a little
Worried that my very look at you,
Would afflict both of us.
You with more derision of me,
I with more longing for you.

How I yearn to talk to you,
To see your smile,
And those alarmed, big eyes,
Even if they cut me down,
With their diamond looks.

Raj Karamchedu