Leap of Faith


Jagged from my slumber,
I woke up to a dry throat.
Trying to hone my senses
at 5.36 am, 29th Feburary it is.

To a distant tick-tock of an old clock,
My hand hits a vessel
on my bed’s dock.
Gulping pale water,
I quenched my thirst.
but, a thirsty realization
managed to surge in.

As I leaned back to my distorted bed,
Submerging back to my sleep again,
I took a leap of faith, until next time
— Maybe next time.

– Kabir Malik
© 2016