Way of Looking


Some days.
Under false pretenses,
I look happy.
I converse, observe, interact.
With an actor’s instinct,
I tell myself to smile.


Most days.
Under false pretenses,
I dodge thoughts of:
Disease. Old age.
Certainty of death.
Uncertainty after death.


In a recurring state.
When my past and present,
Explore my future…
The equilibrium of my mind,
Swings into a mood of oblivion.
Then, I feign my own end!





Geeta Chhabra


From the book: No Journey Ends by Geeta Chhabra

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