Monday, May 29, 2006

If I Could...

I would watch you sleep, see your dreams chase each other behind your closed eyes.
I would listen to the whisper of your soft, slow breath.
I would wait till the morning slid in through the curtains, and gently nudged you awake. Be with you, as you made the journey from last night's dreams to the reality of another day.

I would sit there, curled up and comfortable, on the couch by your bed, and inhale the second-hand-smoke from your first cigarette of the day.
I would watch you, as you threw off the sheets, slipped your feet into your chappals and shuffled off into the kitchen with a resigned sigh; I would smile at that.

I'd listen for the contented bubbling of the percolator, as it prepared your first - of four or more, depending on what kind of day you were having - cup of coffee.
Black, no sugar.

I would relive the countless mornings that we'd gone through the same routine - sleepy mornings, cigarettes, slippers, coffee - and I would wonder; would you do things differently, if you knew I was there?

If you knew all of us were there?


This post, incidentally, is in answer to the question Amit asked, about what you would do if you were invisible.

11 comments:

ashish said...

awesome writing -wish I'd had written this myse;f

Chronicus Skepticus said...

Thank you, Ashish. :)

And I don't think there's a limit on the number of posts you can put up...go ahead and write another one!

Bombay Addict said...

whoa ! awesome ! you romantic you !

Chronicus Skepticus said...

Ack! NononoNoNO!

I was going for jilted-therefore-turned-psycho!

Obviously, I didn't get there.

Hmmph!

Arthur Quiller Couch said...

Psycho or not, nice and soft. We like.

Chronicus Skepticus said...

Couch, you're a sweetie. Thank you. :)

And now that you're back, how about posting?

IdeaSmith said...

It has a sweet romantic, fresh-at-day feel to it. I like it.

Chronicus Skepticus said...

Smithy!

It was meant to be creepy in the psycho-but-not-quite-Glenn-Close kind of way - NOT romantic and DEFINITELY not sweet. Ugh! :(

But ummm...thank you anyway.
And strange and conflicting though it is, I'm glad you liked it. :)

Divya said...

Beautiful.. Awesome!!

Chronicus Skepticus said...

Divya: Hello, new person!

And ummm...thank you for your comment. :)

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