She walks unsteadily,

sauntering across the lonely station,

frequently, she stops to gaze at

her surroundings and then

back at the vehicle that will

kidnap her for forever, and she

whispers short phrases from her language, tears race down

her cheek and the beads of moisture splash on the ground.

Hesitantly, her head turns to see my dismal expression; I quickly

change my emotions to encourage her, hiding my true colours, her

pale face shines in the dark, her eyes glinting to match the

tone of the pearl. She bids me a hesitant farewell and leaves me


Response Poem - Deeksha

By Deeksha

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