I Sat By The Lake

I sat by the lake
and Martha and Helen walked
in the water till it reached their hips
then they turned back and walked back
The boat's prow pointed towards the other side
and I looked down at the water
before me
What was I thinking?
I do not know;
even now sometimes
I wonder
what was my thought
and what about Martha and Helen?
all of us in that moment
faceless, restrained
like the two trees behind me
bare, cut of their branches
stunted, deprived of their growth
all of us going nowhere
like the boat

by Raj Arumugam

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