Kissing and Praying is what Republicans do

What sticks to you like spandex, Are your set ways as a republican; like saying A silent prayer doing 100 miles per hour,  On the freeway, or kissing my wife Just for the sole reason she is there Right in front of you. You are a republican, The kind some people love to hate, and…

Fact of Life

The strange winds, they howl. The cheetah’s heart thumps, Too hard, too soon. While an elephant caught in the path of a rifle, So precise, so brutal, it made blood Spill through the skin. And three hours later, You could find a carcass with two tusks extracted, Which goes viral in the Facebook world. And…

Elephant Trails

From the stubble and the rubble Through accidents and interventions We make elephant trails of the heart The meaningful and the meaningless Gallows and open latches Memories and the hard-to-remember The foregone conclusions and rudimentary lessons Wildfires and long hibernations Dormant tinder and germinating spores The crossfire of lust and scrambled compasses And through it…

The Road Trip To Habarana

My wife and I, we got up just as the rooster Was screaming out “dawn is here” in cockerel tongue It sounded to us like “Cock-a-doodle-doo” And we did doodle a little in thought At the long drive to Habarana But made up our minds early To drive by 6 AM. And that journey through…

Circus 2

I look at the caterpillars and millipedes Industrious and graceful, in perfect synchrony Like a ballet with 100 people and all The little ballerinas are flawless in execution. And fate, who like a circus master Has so many whips, and you’re whipped at home In the office, driving in the car and life Is a…

Elephant

Inside the premises of a temple A creature lies as cynosure Armed with his tooth-might Even competing with the graceful stupa In endearing grandeur And a few miles down the road That same creature can be found As god of the sciences and arts Sitting on the pedestal of revered alters And this strange but…

Elephant

A glimpse of my life, after I left a 70000 dollars/annum job and came to Sri Lanka to work for 3000 dollars/annum – after needing my family’s support to deal with the stress of being watched 24 hours a day. I guess I will go down in history as the only Winston Smith – isolated,…