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Johannes Manjrekar

Deep blue

Today I have ordained that the evening sky shall be deep blue. It is in fact much closer to orange, but it doesn't matter - for me, this evening, it is blue. A kite wings its way across the segment of sky I can see, heading somewhere so unhurriedly that for a moment it seems motionless, hanging there in the orange-blue sky with its head facing West and its forked tail trailing a darkening expanse of East.

A truck horn shatters the moment and the kite resumes its flight. Very soon it is gone from my field of vision.

biscuit crumbs
the line of ants follows
a round-about route


Copyright Johannes Manjrekar, 2009