On a rainy day


A bunch of her hair was wet and let loose.
Rain drops dripped from her finger-tips
and she wore a pair of torn wet shoes

She wore bits from a dozen frocks
The strings of her hood
were entangled with her wavy locks

Pressed to her breast was a package
Stale soaked bread peeped from it
while she looked at me like a bygone age

I froze in my place,
unable to move. She seemed to ask,
“Can I share a little of your space?”

“Yes sister,” I wanted to say,
“I will dry your hair
and together we will stay.”

“Come, eat from my plate
and before you finish,
I will mend your fate.”

She looked at me like a bygone age
That age of being a litle child
and that desire which is now ablaze

Once upon a time I had asked,
“Mommy, when this time your belly explodes
Can you give me a sister fast?”

Mom only smiled and then she slept
“Had she seen you, sister
she would have understood the way I felt.”

But, I said nothing
I utterred not a word
and decided to give her my everything.

She sneered once and looked at me no more
Soon I lost her
or she ran away to knock another door.

I sat in my balcony the entire day
waiting for her and imagining her
consenting with an “Okay.”

I sat in my balcony waching the rain drops
splash on my palm
and it spread dying
like my dead plan.

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About jyoti

with her trailing gaze the shy maverick clings on and through the supple foreplay of her aesthetic sense and a beatific smile insatiates the mellifluous melange!! View all posts by jyoti

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