Waiting

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It is one of those days when

Everything seems blocked,

Everything seems crushed,

Everything seems so slow and heavy,

You don’t even want to wish for a change.

 

You lie down lazily on your bed,

Look out of the window,

Watch the clouds change into

Objects of your desire,

While the wind softly blows

Trembling your heart like a leaf.

 

You keep waiting

With a cup of coffee in your hand—

Waiting, waiting, waiting,

Till the coffee cools and thickens,

Now you don’t even want to take a sip.

 

It is one of those days when

You look into your breast-pocket,

Find out you can’t even afford to smoke.

 

Arms behind your head,

Legs crossing and uncrossing,

Every now and then,

You look inside—the wanly lit room

You look outside—the dawn turning into daylight

And keep waiting.

 

It is one of those days when

Everything seems blocked,

Everything seems disturbed,

Everything seems unforeseen, unwanted, unloved,

Everything seems so un-everything.

 

All you can do,

All you want to do, is wait.

 

Twitter @bibek_writes

 

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