Abandoned / Mini S. Menon

a door groaned shut
and a lizard, startled
stopped in its tracks

the last anxious voice
faded away
at a distance

and the house
sighed returned
to its slumber

where it dreamt

of a past

when shadows

were longer

and kinder

and spoke

in hushed whispers

sometimes chiding

but gently

the lone child

playing

hide and seek

with the afternoon sun

 

 

Mini S. Menon: Writer and language teacher. Avid people-watcher. Loves words, flowers, sunsets and shadows. Restless in Dubai.

 

 

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