Sunday, September 11, 2005

The Camera Of Life

This is how she applied the water proof mascara to her eyes,slowly and carefully, dressed in her new clothes, the chain of pearls adorning her neck. The dress soaked and dipped in
invisible gold, otherwise it is unexplainable why is it so
expensive. The throats slaughtered for her fur coat -feel free to explain this pun the way you want. She bit her lip while staring at her image in the mirror "Perfect... girls will be burning with green envy tonight."

Click....

Girl in rags, standing by the corner of a dirty London street,perched like an owl waiting for the right moment. Her eyelashes are broken and bare, her rags are soaked and dipped in dirt - real and hard. She collects the crumbs of bread from the tables in the diner each Saturday. The ladies and gents laughing,
flirting, and dancing while she sits in the back washing the dishes. Her frock locked by the sink's door. She smiles... wipes sweat from her brow by the back of her wrist. Soap...water..
scrub... water... scrub it clean. The manager bounces back from the hall, hurrying the cooks and cursing the busboys. Her narrow hips camouflage her silky long hair. Among the busboys,
her girl status is dropped. By the cabinet an old broken mirror is hung, three different images stare back at her. She tames her hair with her fingers, the dark circles engulfing her
puffed eyes, the small wound on her finger trying to heal - her heart surprisingly refusing to. She stares for a minute or two, sneaks a peek at through the small parlor window, a customer
leaves his plate unfinished. She smiles, biting her lip.
"Perfect...I will be eating tonight."

Click...

"Perfect...someone will be thinking about his life after reading this..."

2 Comments:

Blogger nasimjo¬© said...

oh my god ...
oh my god ...
Missed you,missed your Chronicles & writings...

3:43 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

hey!! you made me think deeply for a while! now i'm depressed!!
thank you for sharing this post! i liked it :)
and yea we've all missed you and your posts!

4:37 AM  

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