12 04 2007

Kani konna

Before the heat consumes you
Draining every life drop of water and salt
Extinguishing the splinters that once burned undettered
Before you fade into a shadow of self,
Unfeatured and fuzzy in appearance
And before you conclude and surrender with dismay
Cursing inevitabilities while locking your pulses in cold freezers
Take a minute to look around.
Ponder the golden smiles of red hot summer
The halos of life around every dried falling leaves
Poignant thirst deepening the shallow roots;
So why let drudgeries shape destinies
For life’s beauty are its oddities