Tuesday, May 1, 2007

Black Hole Sun

6.52PM.Sunday.29th April 07.Bangalore.From my 7th floor window.

I hate sunsets.
They leave me melancholy.
I dread the twilight halo
and let it pass
hiding in my windowless cubbyhole
on weekdays.
But Sundays are particularly tough.
All of my seventh floor apartment windows face west.
I try to ignore, but the orange glow
seeps in under the heavy drawn curtains
taunting me.


You are getting obsessive
my mother says.
So I decided to work on it.
Last Sunday evening
I pushed the curtains aside
braved the disparage carroty blaze
And stared out for a while.
The sun
placid and unfriendly
all consuming and shameless.
The familiar inexplicable hollow feeling.
When will I learn to deal with it?


Shreyasi Deb said...

How beautiful

Revealed said...

Inspired by the song? Cos I love this song too :)

DreamCatcher said...

SD: thanks hun...your earlier post inspired me :)
Revealed : yeah I love soundgarden...this song in particular :)

Hanedin said...

sigh, soundgarden...

DreamCatcher said...

Hanedin: I love the soundgarden and the rest in the same genre...besides floyd and amitav ghosh :)