“through the act of living, the discovery of oneself is made concurrently with the discovery of the world around us. . ."

Wednesday, February 4, 2009

Aquarium


( for Sumi Mathai) 

A fish's life isn't easy.
Look at me.
I cannot close my eyes
I cannot stop moving
I cannot help hearing
All that I never wanted to.

I do not sleep
I do not dream
All I know
That a few strokes ahead
I will kiss the cold reflection
of my own self. 

Thank you, Lord, for this glass cage...
*********************  Balachandran, Trivandrum, 03.02.2009

2 comments:

  1. well written...
    so are the other verses that are here...

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  2. @rahul: thanks, Rahul, glad you liked them

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