Plane flying into the Valley
Carrying excited lovers, visitors and couple of silent souls
For only they know that along them a dead boy is flying home.
Father of the boy yet to be told
Mother in the grave must have known
The boy is flying home
Coming to be laid to rest next to her.
Sister wails and father asks
Where is my boy, where is his mortal frame
And then the muazin calls
He rises and leaves for the mosque.
Yet again we have been reminded of the certainty of death
Only for us to forget & behave like immortals
For us to continue living in illusion
Illusion of infiniteness of time
The next day.
The coffin has been handed over to the silent souls
Another flight has landed
And another boy in a box has come home.