Thursday, October 20, 2011

Book cases

Dont you know
that bookcases
dont feel pretty?
Just useful.
And ignored.
The books in them
get more attention
than the wood in them
Except
when something
is wrong.

If there is a termite infestation, making them hollow
there is a termite treatment
its called antidepressants

If the polish wears off
from someplace
there is
the visit to the beauty parlor.

If the wood chips off
some place
there is
the emergency (or planned)
surgery.

If the base gives way
there is
replacement.
Divorce
With generous alimony.

Rarely, if ever,
is the wood chopped off and finished
by the people
who wore it off.

7 comments:

CY|\|O$|_|RE said...

nicely said and composed...

Raajii said...

So beautifully done. So so very beautifully done :-)

Mayz said...

:(

Himanshu Tandon said...

The underlying emotions (perhaps anger, cynicism or sheer sadness) in these words is far too profound to read it the right way.

I really hope it finds its roots in fiction than life.

Kalyan said...

lovely words...nicely crafted lines!

Onkar said...

Very nice and very different

How do we know said...

Hi Cynosure: Thank you.

Hi Raaji: Thankyou.

Hi Mayz: :-) What else can i say?

Hi Himanshu: :-) ki farak painda hai..

Hi Kalyan: Thank you

Onkar sir: Thank you.