Spring eternal

Under the clear water, my toes explored
smooth, brown pebbles
while a white thorth swung like a hammock between us
Little fish darted about in our pool
unaware of its cottony limits
till we let them go free into the
filtered sunlight dancing on the pebbles
Beautiful in her red pavada and blouse
and a kum kum spot between her brows
I admired her wordlessly-
silver anklets, long black hair and a crinkly smile.

I met her yesterday –
this lovely sister of mine. Still smiling
but with wrinkles where a dimple once lived
with broken toe nails, sparse, grey hair
Shrunken in size everywhere
as if her beauty had been squeezed out
Then I saw her daughter
and found it all intact again.
©Reena Prasad 4rth January 2013


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