Monday, April 14, 2008

moment of truth

As I sat reading

In my balcony

Waiting for the sun

To go down

So I can go for my run

A strange thing


The book

Was absorbing

My nose was in it

A fleeting moment

I looked up

And saw a purple hibiscus

Unlatch itself

From its stem

And dive down

It happened so


Took me a moment

To register

Was I meant to

Witness the act

Or was I just there

Wrong time

Wrong place

Or was it just one of those

Meaningless co-incidences

Like in an accident

A moment sooner


Could have averted it

Could I have

Changed the destiny

Of the hibiscus

By not being there

No way of knowing

Not my moment of truth unfortunately