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Re-Routed to Arrival

Re-Routed to Arrival

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Published by: Sonali Pattnaik on May 24, 2011
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'Re-routing to Arrival'Like on the day I leftI got lost in the departure terminaland soon after in the contents of the planeand you weptas the rains came and wenttheir load-shed.I had substituted the objects of my suitcase on arrival:they were-your spindly legs, a schizo friend,who walked in the rain, sucking ondripping tubes of black ice-seeking you out to hide withwithan international school and bored, diasporic adolescence.Also the wide humid and wintry streets of Cairodotted with an open admissionof a people's love of their beef.It's charming contradictions cloaking myweary feet.Lost in uncoded hieroglyphics of memoriesyou sat coded.And you weptas the riots came and wentafter a broken old monumenttestified silently toa mob's meticulous madness shed.As I flew across on the same sky on the day that I leftif perchance bored with formal educationyou had stuck your head out for airI was therehovering above,circling in the grasp of discovery and unreasonawaitinga landing.And many peregrinations pastI thought as for roots, I had shed my last;So my utter surprise when Icrashedright at the centreof your heart's helipadand on finding myself at departure

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