Two Lives

The surgeon tried his best, but couldn’t save the subject’s life. When an illness is arcane, medicine is but subterfuge. The progression of disease was asymptomatic. The vitals showed no anomaly, but the breathing was erratic, threatening to stop any moment. Experts attributed this systemic disturbance to a neurological source. …

Arrival

Come. I am standing on Platform No. 2. The morning paper’s talking to itself. I overhear it saying, The times are dark. In a space cloven by arrivals and departures, an unseen bird is singing and I don’t believe the paper anymore but only wait to see my own sunlight …