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SURVIVING TACTICS

 


SURVIVING TACTICS

-          Kamani Jayasekera (Sri Lanka)

 

The Loner they called me

Behind my back, I knew,

I strode along the corridors

Of vegetation of the jungle

Gaze not exactly focused

Nor is it roaming, listening

To all but not concentrating

The slow, steady steps as if

Measured and determined

Irrespective of the beating sun

And occasional mighty rains

Stopping at intervals, munching

Or reaching out, yet the noise

or the activity never disturbing

or considered hostile - a part

of the jungle activity. Nothing

less, nothing more……

till it reached a point of ‘no option’

just a part of amiable co-existence

 

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