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You called me with a different name
The name, the world knows me with;
The name, I grew up with;
Yet hearing that name was uneasy,
as if I was heard that name for the first time in my life
D name you never called out before, it was only for the world
Not to be used in a world which belonged to us

Here I was listening to that name from you
I was there but as a mere spectator,
looked as if a stranger was being called
I never felt hearing your own name could feel so awkward
As if to emphasise the overstretched distance between us that grew all this while .
~ Nalini Dutta

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