i missed our tryst this morning. my mala lays cold, untouched. the heart stutters in sorrow, the mind shrinks back in dismay. i call to You in longing, confess my unconsciousness. Shiva! the world dragged me off to myriad diversions & i forgot! i forgot that i am betrothed, in love, that i am pledged to You now. i missed our tryst this morning. i turned my back on our love, lost in this transient world, forgetting my vow, unstrung like a broken old guitar that yearns for music again. i missed our tryst this morning yet now i am here, renewed, mala held close to my heart, Your sweet love cleansing my soul, patiently calling me home.