Glimpses of the kingdom
Onto the busy train,
Oblivious of excessive luggage and family calls,
The little girl,
Attentive, focussed, carefully,
Balancing the sea,
Contained in the clear plastic box,
With sand, shells and weed,
In her room,
She stares at the gathered gift,
Testimony of the crashing ocean.
The hint of the spray and clear blue water,
The smell of the fish, and call of birds,
The echo, the glimpse, the hope,
Of a future visit.
Alexandria to Cairo. Train 912. Coach 3. 12.11 pm, 21/12/14