Midnights stream

With oppressive silence

Thoughts start to rise

Rampaging across

A cluttered mind

Scenes of betrayal

Deceit play out

Felt unfair

Losses and routs

In those bleak

Moments in life

Fantasies provide

Vengeance and clout

They run and rerun

In a fragile mind

Trying its best

To try and unwind

Fantasies are fantasies

Never reaching end

As one’s midway

A new one begins

Tired with the running

One tries to sleep

But there’s no sleep

For a rudderless mind

It keeps on bobbing

In the midnights stream

©️ShashikantDudhgaonkar