Waiting for the Rainbow

He sat on the edge of his bed
Mother’s voice. Fret.
Pearls fell on the white granite
A puddle. A pool.

He folded his hands in anticipation
Voices tripled. A bark, a shriek, a shrill.
He muttered words of prayer
Voices grew louder. A drumroll.

The television announced the verdict
He broke into tears of joy. Voices, deafening.
They attempted to eat up his joy
He hugged them. Voices muffled.



Second July, 2009
A historical day, a landmark judgment.
The Delhi High Court was cursed
The Delhi High Court was blessed.

The Delhi High Court was blessed.
The Delhi High Court was blessed.

© Ayush Agarwal


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