You Heart Longs for All but Me - Manushya Puthiran

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Yes, you could have fallen for
My friends
Or my friends’ friends
My brothers
My neighbour
My enemies
My pets
Or my words alone
Or the rain drops washing over me
Or the sun that parches me

After falling in love with me
Everything except me
In this world of mine
Appears untangled for you
They appear easily manageable
Much more responsible than I can be

After smitten with me
Your heart spills over with love
Where can you
harbour me then?

Translated by R. Abilash