Wednesday, March 14

S.O.S

She likes to leave the lights off. That way the greyness of the day seeps into the living room. Conquering surfaces. Till the red of the rug is only a remembered red. She likes looking outside, rain-gazing. Feeling it diffuse into the air around her. Soon the room will be a ghost room. Her hand holding the cup of tea a shadow. The tea a deeper ring of darkness. With every sip, it's darkness pooling inside her. She wonders why light is associated with warmth when darkness is so much more blanketing. She imagines the sun setting behind the clouds. Unheeded. Unheralded. Quietly into the sunset? All the clouds huddle together. Rumbling in bass. Flashing in tenor. She doesn't even light the candles. Suppose the flickering chases the grey into corners. She looks up at the ceiling, it's ghostly paleness hovers over her comfortingly. The constant drumming of the rain on the garage roof reigns, with panicky chatter, over the stillness. A desperate tattoo. She listens for the refrain. Three dots three dashes three dots. God patiently waiting for help, Art and Paul humming about pocketfuls of mumbles that are promises. It rains all night. Until faltering hope is finally washed away with the first rays of the sun. Maybe next time.

11 comments:

Anonymous said...

God waiting for help?
No ordinary mortal this *she* of yours eh, Flaffy?

Kaushik Gopalan said...

Upon doing a cyclic redundancy check on the previous comment, I have concluded that the above anony is bm.

Cloudy said...

Kaushik, will take that as a well researched tip, and place my money on BM.

Kaushik Gopalan said...

cloudy,

I'm not sure if I do this out of meanness or out of boredom, but I claim first.

Revealed said...

@BM: Hehehehe :)

@KG: Yikes!!! Get thou from here, foul and geeky fiend.

@Cloudy: And you encourage him *shakes her head sadly*

Heh Heh said...

nice. i liked.

maya said...

i luv the mumbling part:))) hi flaffy hows life treating u...did u miss me???:p >:D<

Revealed said...

@heh heh: What?!! No sarcasms?? *jaw drops*

@maya: But of courseeeeee I did :). Welcome back.

Chronicus Skepticus said...

Woman (you ARE a woman aren't you?), this is really *very* good.

And S&G? We're seriously a separated at birth story.

Revealed said...

@cs: Ty. Coming from you, that's something :)
Definitely seperated at birth. Lightning continues to bolt down from the sky as the temple bells clang :D.

Revealed said...

And yes, yes I confess to feminity! *sigh* The apple-eaters. I'm one of them.