An alluvion

It dawned
Bearing red-nerved glances
As if certain secret sorrows
Simmered down

The little birdies
Pecked up every shrill note
Chilled down the silence
And are scattered like dry feathers
In the sordid sky

Too frenzied though
The breeze broke down
At my doorstep
Turned aloof and sighed
Then sped away
My pet
As if gulped down
All the consonants off its barking
Every drop of cheer to wag its tail

The snare, deceptive
Popping up from nowhere
Banyan leaves gave up murmuring
The river lets dropped the giggling

Something screwed in the
The distant horizon seemed to watch
The battalion of provoked ants marching
Mishap! Nothing identifiable
Yet
There is the viscous gradient of fear
Circulating
Something starts whirling round
I am engulfed
From nowhere I know about
For what intend I recognize not …

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About GEETHA RAVINDRAN

Born on first Nov 1959 in Mumbai, INDIA. Had the schooling at Mumbai & graduated in Physics from Calicut University in Kerala. Married to M Ravindran. We have 2 boys , the elder is Lt. Commdr in Indian Navy & the younger boy is doing his MS ( Aero space) at IIT Chennai,India. I am working as a MATH Teacher at Kendriya Vidyalaya since 1980. I write poems in Malayalam, English & Hindi. Published a malayalam Poem collection "JWALA" in 2009. Many of my poems have been published in journals.

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