Wednesday, 17 October 2007

Brown paint on a yellow wall

Sitting on a bench
Near a yellow wall.
Trains on their tracks stop
Near the yellow wall.
Brown paint on the yellow wall.
A smear as he spits
The brown paint on the yellow wall.
And the fisher-women lean
On the yellow wall.
Sit and stare at
The brown paint on the yellow wall.
A man with one chappal
And a dirty, torn lungi walks
To the yellow wall
And squats with a cloth and a can of water
To wash off
The brown paint on the yellow wall.
The trains pass by
The yellow wall.
Getting up from the bench
Near the yellow wall.
No more brown paint on the yellow wall
Until the next man passes by
And another smear as he spits
The brown paint on the yellow wall.

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