Having a newbie around is a blessing indeed
Those tiny-big eyes when stared curiously
The lips form an upward curve, involuntarily.
Seeing one smile, the infant smiled
As a result, the smile modulated to a laugh
And there rumbled down the futile worldliness raff.
In a snap, the laughing spread like a viral disease
The mob around got infected unconsciously
But the mother expressed gratitude listlessly.
To her, it was all plastic
All those strangers with their un-stirring smiling faces
Precisely accentuated her fear, shackled her to stasis.
The speeding subterranean train felt un-moving
The ticks of her watch ran hurriedly without a pause
The ambience fell silent except the echoing of lactose.
It is time! It is time! It is the freaking time!
Was all she aspired to burst out loud
Get to your funny businesses you imbecile crowd.
It was her primary bout, she was naive
But not to dismiss, she wasn’t alone
She was in public and her delinquent act won’t be condoned.
She looked around for an advice
Righteous it seemed at first, but it was all futile,
The society she is a part of, the apt action isn’t facile.
Basically, she was all by herself to decide
Momentarily, she found herself at the marge
And ceaselessly, she let the mother inside her take the charge.
She put on her shades and unzipped
Some hurled disgust, some ignored & some found her pathetic
Dutifully, she breastfed her child; proudly unapologetic.