Everyday I suppose some persons come
Charging up this hill
Like I am doing today
Why I chose today
I don't know.
Maybe there was nothing else to do
No company to keep
But then again I never have company
No friends to drag me to car drives
To some land far away
Nor to the waterfalls of Leimaram
Soaked in wine, soaked in carelessness.
Here, when I reach the summit,
I tell myself it is some ancient place,
Place of the Meitei Gods
And I must tread carefully
Or I might awaken them
From their long slumber
And test their patience.
My mother told me
There are waters where
You don't see your reflection.
That there is a boulder under which
Someone was buried.
A demon? A temptress?
I see the glittering lights of the city below,
Where it has its own demons unleashed.