Monday, August 03, 2009


Pot-bellied uncle
keeps us up
with his mouth full
and his empty talk

Subtlety: an alien
to his brazen drawl
that slurs
and forgets meaning

he goes on
Big manager
of big company.

Heard above
the rattling of the train,
his loud booming voice
and my silent amusement.


Pankaj said...

hee hee. boy can i relate to that. kind of reminds me of this uncle i asked directions from on my way day to delhi on a train. he took it upon himself to chart out my entire trip, AND save me money. i wasnt able to shake him off for an hour!

Tangled up in blue... said...

My God, it appears we all have met versions of this man..

silent amusement? more like groans of frustration in my case! :D