Day#4 of IntrotoPoetry
Note: Chooralkasera is a type of chair made from cane.
This chair had never been adventurous.
Sure, once it was painted a dark green
Like the coriander chutney made without coconut –
The spicy, Delhi kind and not the sweet, cooling one
Amma spread on soft bread for hungry, sunset evenings –
But so were the three others with him. it didn’t
Make him feel any less special, though.
A chair has a very dull life, you see.
The only time it moved where when the veranda
With the brick red floor and the bamboo shades
Had to be cleaned, and then, it was placed back promptly.
But now the chair’s sighs matched the quiet grief
Of the woman who sat next to him, on her chair.
He was old, you see, and old people only long for one thing –
To disappear into photographs.