Regret

Regret ponders Like Rodin’s thinker, Holding a weight heavier than of Atlas Letting sand slip up and down, Weathering away like any rock To a primal force of nature And you are, the lesson You learnt too late, the shadow Of your collective fate, To make something count, In anterograde transport, Just to nourish individual…

Life On Earth

In Costa Rica, on a sea of flamingoes float the souls Of a million crustaceans, exoskeleton-crushed Death ushered by the iron-clutch of beaks. Dozens of Atlantic salmon swim to the endless currents In tide formations, unknowing Of the abyssal depths below their fins. And on the Hikkaduwa beach, countless turtles Dawdle to the merciless ocean,…

Water Melon

On rafts we paddle To a rift in the time axis While the tendrils of a watermelon creeper Carries a perfectly ripened pink medulla Inside a mammoth green orb A Reminder to the onlooker That the fame fruit is heavier On the enfeebled shoulder Than Atlas’s globe