Saturday, February 28, 2009

The black widow

Inspired by this.

There she crawls from her abode-

unconcerned about the debris
that lies all around
Unconcerned about that
that was left behind
Mere carcass
of a not so distant past.

They see the carcass
They see her frenzy
"Murdress" - They taunt
Cowards too scared
to come anywhere near
Afraid that they
might be the next
Afraid to question
Fear?
Or,do they just
not care?
She thought not
Hiding her scars
She moved forth

Her destination marked out
Her path mapped
Her desire - alive
A desire to reach out
to that, that is hers
to that, that fear
did not harbour
to that, that life
had kept aside
all for her sake

There she goes
my black widow
leaving behind
the Mud-Dauber wasp
in her silky net
Tired but not defeated
Towards her next destination

3 comments:

Hema Hariharan said...

I thought someone was planning to write happy things? :-|

Harini Padmanabhan said...

Is this unhappy? I thought it had a positive tone. :( podi

Hema Hariharan said...

It does? What is it?