My mother tears an old sari to wipe my school books, and my drunken father lies on the floor, oblivious to the leaking roof. Seeing the fresh bruises on her cheeks, I wonder what drenched my books — the raindrops or her tears.
Making her smile becomes my life’s goal.
Prompt: To write a Pentina using both meanings of a homograph.
The homograph used is tear — to rip/a drop of water from the eye.