Worries

Worries never go away –
Like faithful dogs
They stay

Sniffing and hanging around
Half asleep on the lawn
Every day –

Long, licking shadows on the ground
Stretching to a yawn
Unhurried all the way

But watchful to what people say
Wagging from dawn
To dusk to dawn.

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About VijayNair

I retired as Associate Professor, Department of English, Government Victoria College Palakkad, Kerala. I taught English Language and Literature in various colleges for 31 years. My Ph.D. thesis was on the plays of Wole Soyinka. My collections of verse include "The City and the Hermitage" (1988), "Doors Swing Open" (2008), "Eyes" (2010) and "Whispers of Light in Darkness" (2013). My poems have also appeared in the International Anthologies "I am a Poet" (2013), "With Love" (2013), "Synthesis" (2014) "Poetic Symphonies" (2015) and "Heavenly Hymns" (2015).

10 thoughts on “Worries

  1. Louiskasatkin

    Brilliant allegory let rip.Canine allusions from Dogs of War to the Black Dog of manic depression referred to by Churchill; a challenging and satisfying work.

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