Why?

You said it’s a miracle we met.
I said I felt the same way.
I said I was looking for you.
I said I want to be your friend.

Then there was a crash and a burn.
I am still looking for reasons.
Still counting the pieces.

Why am I in ashes?
And you, gone!
Did I ever say I love you?
Did I cling onto your heart?
Then why punish me?

I once wrote a note to you,
With three candies in it,
“One for B., two for her boy B.”

And now how I do disentangle myself from you?
What manner of crush is this?
What an in-between world did you push me into?
Neither a child in you,
Nor a man for your grace.

Raj Karamchedu