The Dog Days

My master

In his tact tied

Astute tricks

As an alchemist

Enacted

Enchanting

Enslaving me

My master

Ringed me

Caged me

Often fidgeted

With my softness

Tempted

Teased me

Tamed to his tunes

I leapt

Danced

Licked his feet

Let myself fondled

Jumped up

Ran in and out

To and fro

Grabbing

Every bit he threw

                                                                Wagged my tail of                                                                                                                                    Admittance                                                                                                                  Sniffed all the                                                                                                                                 odors of obedience

Just only for him

For my master

My ears sharpened

My eyes cared

Smelled the dangers

With bare dried throat

Barked every foe away

Yet

As an awkward being

Every instant I deign

He nudges me

Prods me

Pokes and

Shoves me

And

I wouldn’t out dare

Vituperated I retire

Retreat into

An austere alcove …

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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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