Thursday, April 19, 2012

The leaf in my mind

On an uneventful day
as the vehicles rushed past,
a withered leaf landed on my lap,
in an almost end-of-life state,
like the sapped Jesus 
on mother Mary's lap.

I held the leaf on my four fingers,
looked at the translucent strands--
short and long, from head to tail,
embedded inside it,
sprawling on the green bed.

In one instance, it looked like 
a slender lizard arching 
towards its right limbs.
At another, it looked like
the bones of an entire fish.

I held the leaf 
and looked at it 
as if it were my baby, and
a tender feeling came over me.

I held the leaf 
and carressed it with my thumb
like feeling my beloved's hand
and I asked myself: Was I in love again?


Balaji Srinivasan said...

//Was I in love again?
Again? There's so much this one word conveys. :P

reNUka said...

:-) Thanks!

pankazz said...

A LIKE :-)

reNUka said...

Thanks pankazz!! :-)

Chandhini said...

very picturesque.. i could almost see you standing with the leaf in your hand :)

reNUka said...

Dear C, Thanks very much for your comment! :-)
You missed one point... The leaf landed on my lap. So, you must have seen me sitting and not standing. :-P



reNUka said...

Thank you! This is one of my all-time favorites! :-)

reNUka said...

Thank you! This is one of my all-time favorites! :-)