Theme: Observation

The Black Umbrella of Clouds


The black umbrella

Of the swollen clouds,

Unfurled over the

July city of Mumbai,

When the day ends abruptly,


The dusk tip-toes


Spreading its dark wings,

Before the night arrives quietly,

Like the constant waves of the

Tired commuters, faces blank,

Alighting from local trains,

Battered by the grey rains,

And bulging with

People that do not see,

Clutching briefcases

Standard brown or black

Or grey and folded

Chinese umbrellas,

Their only armour

Against a callous city,

Between the overcast sky,

And the soaked earth,

Among the trees shrouded

In a passing thin mist,

Driven by powerful


On the top branch of a

Palm tree unseen

In smog and cacophony,

Sits a pair of the

Two tiny birds,

As forlorn, and

Fragile -

As the falling shadows


Over a horn-blazing,

Loud and screaming

Unlit concrete,


Mega city.


Image © Getty Images


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