Friday, April 10, 2015

The candle

The candle
My body was the candle
That I began burning at both ends
In trying to know more (just for the heck of it)
broaden my understanding, my horizon,
do more, live more meaningfully.
Exploring the world of books, arts, cinema
From philosophy to pornography.
Now it is payback time and
My body wants its revenge!
The mind aspires skywards, vertically
The deprived body wants to catch up on lost sleep,
And what have you- sleep apnoea
The consequent embarrassment of nodding off
At inopportune moments, the well-meaning prods,
The commiserating, even empathetic smiles 
Words of advice and the derisive smirks,
And compounded ignominy of explaining it all!

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