Wednesday, December 29, 2010

2010: Three final shorts

A kite he built
The prettiest in the world
Simply refused to fly

A snail
Stood in front of me
She started talking about army tanks and a cruel chief minister
That crushed her family

I kept wondering
How the snail had learnt
To speak in an extinct dialect of Gujarati

He tasted the cup of tea
I made out of coffee beans
He hired me for the job

Sunday, December 12, 2010

Life need not be vexed

Life need not be vexed
If you are a dog
Who goes to a tall wall
And pees on it
When Daisy barks
From the other side