Monday, July 6, 2009

Belonging, A Poem

Indran Amirthanayagam

The island belongs
to centipede,
rat, butterfly,
lots of species
each with
their own habitats,
and supervising
all arable and
fallow land
the president king.

may enjoy
clean living
in freshly cleared
forest patches,
welfare villages
with amenities
such as latrines
and tents,
gated communities.

June 28, 2009