Tuesday, July 5, 2011

Notes to someone I wouldnt have known

Some nine years back my knee shed some blood outside your window.

This was when the teenager had just realised how the world seemed a better place when the two wheels of her cycle moved so fast that one couldn’t figure out the spokes in it.

Don’t think you saw it though. I wouldn’t really know because I didn’t look up.

I don’t think you watched me walk down the road that your window opens out to, as I ran to school-always a few minutes late and came back from school, always with ink stains on my shirt.

The day I left this space you and I happen to co-habit, my taxi stopped below your window and I rolled down my glass.

Probably to take of this place all I could in one blink, or probably to let my fingers comb through this air you and I have breathed all our lives.

But not to look up, for sure.

Years later, my knee still has its nine year old scar.

We have become rectangles of yellow light we see going off and on, before the lights are put to sleep.

15 comments:

Elendil said...

Damn, you sure can write.

so?hi!kneee. said...

all those lil scars stay back.sometimes one does not even wish them to go away.

dreamer said...

As always great reading .. I loved the last bit .."we have become rectangles of yellow light .." Absolutely Brilliant !

wild iris said...

Beautiful, and so so true. I was just thinking about that a while ago. How we all live in our own little bubbles.

Saudamini said...

It's hauntingly nostalgic. Very, very beautifully written.

~Moo-lah Buz!nezzz~ said...

little rectangles of yellow light.why did we all become this?
Visiting your blog after ages,and the feeling's mutual.

little boxes said...

@saudamini: you removed your blog?! why? :(

Casuarina said...

Reminds me of a word I picked up from Thomas Hardy's 'A Pair of Blue Eyes' (in class X) : 'daguerrotyped'...wish you knew how many layers of memories lie behind that one word...and you have brought them all back, making me climb up the childhood creepers I thought I'd cut down for good.

Astraeus said...

very haunting
:)

Magically Bored said...

Beautiful, as always.

Saudamini said...

There was some problem with my account so I moved the blog to wordpress. And you're pretty much the only readership I have...:)

beyondsixrivers.wordpress.com

Somewhere Circus said...

Very touching.
I also love the blog's new look.

Arse Poetica said...

I know who you are :P
:)

Wild Strawberry said...

Beautiful indeed..:)

sujaan said...

"rectangles of yellow light" did you create it? - love the image here