Railing rhythmic with passengers
Shifting – in time and
Yielding to the motion while
Breathing through chugging clamours
Feeding the journey
I carry takeaways from a holiday
Pulling to one of the many halts
The journey pauses to quench desires
Unlocking formidable porosity
Veiled in the humdrum of
Acknowledging the ignorance of facets…
Became such, one such moment
Exploding the humbug scenario
Where I and many tagged along-
That moment when I nibbled
Satiating my tongue, gulping down
Thoughts silenced in a crowded routine
That moment when nimble fingers
Forged a place in between the window rims
Sporting an earnest request to me
‘A few crumbs for the baby’ – from me
Clinging on to her - scanty
Eyes met – transcending boundaries
That moment when two slices
With a smile in between
Slipped into those hands
Giving me back a conscience - conscious now
Of walking in-equality of unequal servings
That moment lingers on…..
An experience I had years ago. I can never forget that girl’s face feeding an infant hanging on to her tender waist.
Poets United Mid-Week Motif ~ Equality – a narrative poem but not subjected to the form’s requirement – so I read somewhere.
Banish Boredom: Rx: Verbs! Hopefully managed to banish a bit of boredom with this narrative!