Sunday, February 20, 2011

chai wala

little boy,
brown shirt,
khakhi shorts

skipping through
narrow alleys
with your chai carrier

and your constant,
cheeky grin
hanging around

curiously, as
groups of people chat
leaning against the wall

cigarettes lit,
some planning weekends
some talking of previous ones

others taking you
through the day
and office politics

you listen carefully
as you wait for the glasses
to the 4 pm gossip

knowing that the rest
awaits you tomorrow
no story remains unfinished.


Anonymous said...

Wow .. you have so wonderfully made me visualize the scenario , and the last line just made me scream "so true .. loved it ! ":)

Tangled up in blue... said...

I think I've probably said this before, I'll say it again. Not everyone sees these things. :) And even if they do, they do not express them with such care and clarity.

pankaj said...

i am somehow reminded of an old channel v ad, a small chai wala boy dancing along as he goes to distribute tea, with "ye jawani hai deewani" playing in the background.