OUTALONE …Deepti Naval

OUT ALONE

(Deepti Naval)

 She stood at one end of veranda

 A naked bulb glowed

 At the other end

 

 Staining the dark floor

 With dull yellow light

 Beyond the empty ward

 

 Dragged echoes of the autumn night

 From pillar to pillar

 In severe silence

 

 Moved brilliant shadows

 Out alone in the cold, she stood

 Night after night

 

 Fighting her demons

 Her body frail and brittle

 Flapped life-like

 

 On two glass feet

 The torched face broken

 Then tacked together, so bluntly

 

 The ridged joints showed

 Hounded eyes that did not blink

 Frozen in a deathlike glaze

 Her fragile spirit, splintered

 . . . These are not the features

 She was born with

 This is the face we gave her.

 

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Deepti Naval was an Indian-born American actress, director, and writer. Her most contribution as a literary figure was in art and cinema.

She moved to America with her parents and became a lecturer at the City University of New York. She has authored and then directed ‘Thoda Sa Aasmaan,’ a TV serial centered around strong female characters.

She also wrote ‘The Path Less Travelled,’ another work that revolves around women’s freedom and struggle. She was a fine actor and received many awards in her career.

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