Theme: Omen

Omen

There's a garbage-bin in front of my house.
Neighbors and me
We all dump into it
The tied parcels
Thrown from afar
With the aplomb of a bowler
Many times, hit the rim
Spilling and spreading
The smell and the sight.
A small black cat is always there
Right next to the bin
It never stirs nor troubles
in passive and meditative quiet
gets into the house nearby
in the nights everyday.
Today as I was leaving house in the morning
I saw the cat getting ready
to move and cross my path-
saw me coming out of my gate
head bending to the left
looked at me
thought awhile halting
perhaps considered the ill-omen
And retraced its steps...

19-Mar-2006

More By  :  A. Thiagarajan

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