Friday, 4 March 2011

Droplets on a Journey

It is raining
I can see droplets on my window panes
As they form
Like a Foetus
Many of them

At first slowly, they grope for their way
Like toddlers
Struggling and clashing with each other
Like war

Their pace quicken as they become distinct
Like adults
Their pace quicken even more
Every drop on its own path
On a journey downwards
At the mercy of Gravity

Some are fast
Some are faster
Some are slow

My eyes follow
As they leave countless traces on the smooth transparent surface of the window panes
Like tears

I watch as they disappear
Merging with a mass of other droplets
Where they continue their journey beyond my eyes

Like death.

© Emeka Okereke, The Hague 26th Feb., 2011.

Dedicated to Goddy Leye, the Camerounian artist who died on the 19th of February 2011.

1 comment:

Asieh said...

I like it that it has different layers. it is like that you start from the poem and then go beyond the poem.