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Quick & Inarticulate

For the sake of not being formal. Floating through people just as you.

distilled feelings turned into words

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Perhaps its the same with you too, in some way or the other. Today or tomorrow. Whenever. That sudden openness you feel when you have to construct your reply in a sentence and speak all the while, even for a moment that is.

Unless you are me, and that is unlikely, the way I fumble, and press myself to speak. I know all the while what I want to say, buy my words before they know this moment is to come. But then, I choose to nod my head and stay silent because hey, I wish to be passive this way, imbibing the quietness of being, wholly aware of the presence of still, running beauty of the day.

Quickly I will return to this exact moment at the end of the day; dear to me, in a spectacle through the images that play in my mind. Quickly will I devour my page with words, commas, and small clauses to know for sure why I did not do such a thing today. Why did I face the way I did in the morning? Why did I doodle beside the staircase wall; a little cupboard with flies forming a nest? Why did I choose to cross the road in a trance? All these little moments where the heavy world will not intrude with its menace, where the dread and the despair will not enter; here I will make space for a brief span of quiet, yearning desire to float through people just as I desire.

© 2019 Santanu Das