He vented his anger over
Loss of glory from his
Space and place.
She was an onlooker
Holding on to promises
Of good and bad times.
His anger, manifestation of fears.
Her insecurities, conscious camouflage.
Then she screamed, and he screamed.
Neighbours heard sympathetically.
My friend called up to say that, the
Cracks on her walls have been fixed.
Lockdown has been a boon and a bane. While news stories point at a rise in domestic violence, there are also some families who have managed to save their relationships.
2020, Deeya Nambiar