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
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
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.
placid and unfriendly
all consuming and shameless.
The familiar inexplicable hollow feeling.
When will I learn to deal with it?