Reconciliation

Last night, from the next room of this hotel,
I heard the sound of shattering glass
in the middle of nowhere, followed by
the loud voice of a man and the stifled scream
of a woman. When I placed my ear close to the wall
I could hear curses, masked by the humming of a radio.
I wished the wall separating us didn’t exist
so that they would stop quarreling at the sight of a stranger.

Today, from the next table of this restaurant
I saw her smile at the joke he just said.
As the soft music played, she held his hands in hers
while he loosened the grip around the wine glass.
After what seemed like an eternity,
they moved around the table a little closer.
She held a mysterious smile at the corner of her lips
and he hid tears behind his eyelashes.

The hotel was empty except for me and the couple.
I wish I had their children by my side to witness the scene.

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12 thoughts on “Reconciliation

  1. ആണ്ടും കൊല്ലോം നോക്കീട്ട ഇംഗ്ലീഷ് സാധനങ്ങള്‍ വായിക്കാറ്. ഈ ഫീല്‍ഡില്‍ തീരെ എക്സ്പീരിയന്‍സില്ലെങ്കിലും പറയട്ടെ,നന്നായിട്ടുണ്ട്.

  2. @Balachandran sir,Thank you very much. If my humble post reminded you of Hemmingway, I am honored! Thanks again for your consistent support.@Tanvi,True. Cent percent.Thank you, Tanvi.

  3. @ Olu ( 🙂 ) and Kavya,Thanks buddies. You seem to give me never-ending encouragement. @Sayanthan,Thank you, my friend. Most of your fb updates are in Hindi, I'm finding it hard to understand them. :(Waiting for your English posts. :)@Nada, Vaisakh,Thanks, fellow medicos. 🙂

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