“No Plans” – Nayana Nair

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She looks at the clock.
The time tells
in 4 hours her husband has to leave,
she woke up too soon.
She wakes up and looks at the clock again.
In 20 minutes he will need his daily tea,
he sounds bitter all day
if it is not the first thing he sees.
She will have minutes to cook what he likes,
to check his ironed clothes and polished shoes.
Few more seconds till the door closes
leaving her in his house,
surrounded by his belongings,
and with the clock that has no plans for her.
She sighs
and sits till she can’t feel this sting.
She looks at clock once again.
9 hours more for him to come back.

14 Comments

    1. I agree with you on that.
      But it is really sad that many people end up living such life, even when they never wanted it. I wonder how do they cope with being in a life they never wanted to be part of.

      1. SAMMEE!!! like I honestly have taken the time and energy to reallly think that and goddd i don’t want to end there. Gotta study. actually exams over so YAAAYYY

  1. ร‘ayana as always i used to say write some thing new . Yes now I can see the some thing in your writing
    It’s really an awesome poem . Writing on an home maker’s life is truly a good one
    Keep writing like this please
    ร‘ayana ๐Ÿ˜€ ๐Ÿ˜€ ๐Ÿ˜€๐Ÿ˜€

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