Prabhakar Subramaniam

A Queue With A View - Poem by Prabhakar Subramaniam

Before you start waiting
Do not ask the others
In the queue
What they are waiting for
Like you they may have made
A virtue of standing still
Joining a line
That does not look like moving
Preferring the one
More serpentine
Than the others
Flowing outdoor
Offering a view of a peepal tree
The frenetic road
And weary feet
Wanting to join
A line that never moves

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Poem Submitted: Thursday, June 21, 2012

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