Wednesday, November 21, 2007

light and dark

She's wearing a green sari with a gold border and sitting, one leg bent, on a thela. Around her, people have fallen asleep; except for the half-awake man huddled on a tarpaulin sheet on the ground, reaching across his wife to pull the sheet.
Her right arm is resting on the knee of the bent leg, her head bent at an angle, as she looks at the cars going by. At one in the morning, there isn't exactly much traffic on this road. I wonder what she's thinking as she looks out; her gaze is unwavering, her face unchanging except for reflections of passing headlights, alternately light and dark.

7 comments:

J. Alfred Prufrock said...

Nice. Last night on your way home?

J.A.P.

IdeaSmith said...

Word picture is perfect. Great, more plizz?

n said...

[JAP]
couple of nights ago. Image kinda stayed in my mind

[ideasmith]
yes ma'am. your wish is my..
:D

lo said...

Vry nice :-)

Anonymous said...

poorThing.

Happy New Year..n!

:)

Mooo said...

Where are you?

J. Alfred Prufrock said...

Goa, China ... and no posts? Slacker!

J.A.P.