Life of a Leaf

The moment I am bornTo the moment of my fall,Green,then yellow to brown,Melody to MelancholyI grow..Batteredby the sun Butchered –by a lazy handGrabs, for no reason, tearsShreds to pieces. A dumb and hungry mouthPulls, bites, chews Grappling with the windsSoiled and soaked in rainI shrivel, wither, lose my greenLose my taste, I fallWith the weightContinue reading “Life of a Leaf”

Praying Mantis

I saw you this morningIn a flash of lightI would have crushed you under my careless feetA beautiful green leafUnswayed by the breezeStupefied in penance On a seat of four legsRobotic hands joined in graceA Geometric marvel of timelessPatience, beauty & grace What are you praying for?Where is your prey?What is your purpose?What’s your messageContinue reading “Praying Mantis”

Saga of Iguanas

An iguana crossing the streetLooks up, scans, scurriesListensStops a little, TurnsAnd stills. A greener garden temptsA tastier prey invitesFears vanishEyes rotate and abet the desireTo risk the runRuns the riskPerpendicular to the machinery of life. Win or lose, life or death, glory across orA corpus flattened to earth…Under the rush and rollOf  blind tyres.No matter.Continue reading “Saga of Iguanas”

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