Tuesday, May 01, 2007

Black Hole Sun

6.52PM.29th April 07. Bangalore.From my 7th floor window.

I hate sunsets.
They leave me melancholy.
I dread the twilight halo
and let it pass
hiding in my windowless cubbyhole
on weekdays.
But Sundays are particularly tough.
All of my seventh floor apartment windows face west.
I try to ignore, but the orange glow
seeps in under the heavy drawn curtains
taunting me.
You are getting obsessive
my mother says.
So I decided to work on it.
Last Sunday evening
I pushed the curtains aside
braved the disparage carroty blaze
And stared out for a while.
The sun
placid and unfriendly
all consuming and shameless.
The familiar inexplicable hollow feeling.
When will I learn to deal with it?


RustyNeurons said...

Sunsets always fade
So will melancholy...
I wouldn't dare to say which sunrise it would be.
But ONE there would be.

DreamCatcher said...

Thank you. This is beautiful.

Shubhojit said...

Well to me sunsets indicate that its time to open the scotch bottle and drown all melancholy. Lol!. But on a serious note, a sunset tells me that theres another chance waiting tomorrow for what I couldn't achieve today.

DreamCatcher said...

Sundowner eh? Yeah its a matter of perspective. But scotch cannot drown it all.
I like sunrises :) but I am in love with the moon..lol

RustyNeurons said...

check this again http://kiskarahuvu.blogspot.com
and let me know...

DreamCatcher said...

Rusty: thank you...you are reachable again!