“The last time we sat togetherWaiting for a flightI remember I’d…

“The last time we sat together
Waiting for a flight
I remember I’d said,

‘There must be another way
Of living this life!’

For a long time
You remained silent

Then,
Without blinking
Without turning
Said,

‘There isn’t’

Today
You are gone, and
I’m still running…

Still trying
To prove you wrong.”

-Deepti Naval’s SMITA AND I

Smita Patil would have turned 61 today (October 17, 1955).