A Piece of Hope
“Give up, Adil. Look for someone else. You’re still young.”
Even her parents had told him that, but he had refused. It had been a year since the accident. It had been a struggle since, but he cared for his wife. After he washed the vessels, he saw her still struggling with her slice of bread.
“Shall I feed you, Nishu?” he asked, sitting down next to her.
She looked at him, and then slowly nodded. He smiled seeing her plate.
She had taken just a piece from the bread, but at last, given him a real piece of hope.
(© Vinay Leo R. @ I Rhyme Without Reason,
13th September, 2017)