Strolling on the sandy beach,
Enjoying the cool gentle breeze,
I looked at the people around.
Little children built sand-castles,
Young couples sat close together,
Elderly people enjoyed the waves.
My eyes fell upon a pair –
A grandchild and a grandfather,
Talking and munching ground-nuts.
One rising sun, the other setting…
Miles apart, yet, both rising and setting
At the same place – the horizon.
[Published in ‘The Assam Tribune’ on 13 August 2011]