The Look

A boy and his bicycle, Kashi (Old Varanasi), Uttar Pradesh, India
Forgive me
Young man
For startling you
With my camera

I heard
But did not hear
You exiting the door

And my eye
Was on a scooter

For which I’d waited

To fill the narrow alley
Just steps from my hotel

I did not register
Your surprise in the frame
As I clicked the shutter

And only felt
Your eyes
As I lowered
The camera

A Boy and his Bicycle
(Old Varanasi)
Uttar Pradesh, India

Taken during travels, last night, 2017