Litost

Litost (Czech) : (Milan Kundera described the emotion as “a state of torment created by the sudden sight of one’s own misery.”)
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i wonder
why
with all the beautiful colors on the ground
i notice the gray skies first
why
despite the water droplets on the bright green leaves
i look at the mist slipping between the branches
why
despite the red gulmohar smiling at me
i notice the clouds dancing on the hills
***
i cleared away
pieces of my life
carefully preserved
in plastic boxes and paper bags
only filing away
a few representative moments
captured in silicon binaries
wondering
if i have the energy
to fill up more boxes?

or should i breathe in
the gentleness of memory
that returns
on rainy afternoons such as today
when
i can taste the prawns
salty and saucy on the outside
bland and meaty on the inside
that I bit into in joy
the day before
my heart broke
so exposed was it
in its shell-less simplicity
***
i read recently
that the God of love is bodiless
its true
love causes
bodies to melt
and spread into space
like the clouds in the hills
dissipating in the valleys
and entire lives
packed in cartons
hurled down trash chutes
***

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About Aditi

My thoughts are who I am and I am what my thoughts make me.
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