Sunday 6 July 2014

The Night After

It was a devastating rain
Like rage let loose,
A downpour of chaos and ruination,
Roads are now rivers
And minds, dams ready to breach.
In the wake of the torrent
Is a trail of desolation,
A strange apathy
Of waiting, as time
Floats down flooded gutters.
Now the night is still
The sky quiet,
Its entire passions unleashed
On an unwary earth
And drenching, drowning, draining,
Drizzling to a weary lull
Raindrops, like tears,
Cling to the eaves
To trickle, fall and cause ripples
On the dark still pools of silence,
And beat a steady rhythm
To my vagrant thoughts,
As I toss and turn,

© Sujatha Warrier 2013

(Included in Suvarnarekha, an Anthology of Indian Women Poets Writing in English, edited by Dr. Nandini Sahu)

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