Unknown Self

Written by: Rashmi Ramesh


I am Rashmi..
Please! Don’t crush me.
A bud, which doesn’t know,
How to bloom, and become a flower.
It is my condition..
At this very hour.

I am blank...
Looking in the mirror,
Which is so clear.
I found, a stranger to see..
No! That’s me.
I am lost,
In reality or in dreams,
                       In silences or in screams.

Where do I stand ?
I feel alone..
            .. In the crowded land.

Who am I ?
I, the bud...
Will get crushed in the mud,
Due to the harsh sun rays..
My life will end, just in a few days.