Monday 22 June 2020

Stalked : A Poem

a frission of fear
on a petrifying noon

his exclamation
resounds distinctly
across zebra stripes
despite cacophony
in my head
his eyes gleam
as the traffic light
screams red

a muted gasp
is all I emanate
as his face
wears a mask
of subdued triumph

a penetrating gaze
is all he throws
even gulmohars
wither & warn
as l retrace my steps
in absolute terror

his mocking smirk
is all it takes
for me to break
into cold sweat
he, my stalker
increases his pace
with calm confidence

a lifetime of vulnerability
on an exposed pavement.

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