The “S” held a little longer,
The “aaa” somehow stretched
The “hib” left to linger.
This is the fifth year, since then.
It racks the back with added heft,
Though, it’s not "if" I embrace but when,
Still the title sits skulking like theft.
Note: "Sahib" is a term used in urdu/hindi as Mr. Usually it's addressed to the older/oldest male in the family, or the head of the family. In my case it was exclusively for my father - so "Naqvi Sahib". Since he passed away - people now address me the same way.