Friday, December 7, 2007

Kala Ramesh: NAME GAME

owl's eyes
on the moth
winks as she flies

A class of 63 pre-nursery toddlers, all present. Each child with pet names such as Bubblu, Twinkle, Kitta, Chinnu, Sweety, and so on . . . I get a stiff back bending down to read their school names pinned onto their shirts. Names, which they themselves are not aware of . . .

Is there no better way?

just divorced
my new sense
of obscurity

by Kala Ramesh
Pune, India
first published in Frogpond, Feb. 2006

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