Saturday, July 12, 2008

Talking to myself

Everytime, inside the bus
Full of strangers
I keep looking for
Known faces
Someone I could
Lighten the journey with
Trading inanities
On life's Sisyphean grind
Or trumpeting new acquisitions
Aware of sounding like the serpent
Selling the forbidden fruit
Even while saying it
All the time both
Hiding the pain in lies
Pretending to be swimming
When being swept away
Living the same servile lives
Yet assuming sovereign airs
As the bus lurches, sways and surges
And I trade old words
With him, I often feel
I'm talking to myself
In a dream I've already had.
(Published in Kavya Bharati)

1 comment:

P. Venugopal said...

beautiful, prabhakar. you know i am a colleague of yours in the hindu? i have been reading some of your pieces, getting the link from journalismonline, and liking them.
just wanted to say hello to you.
venu.