The Organic Life

BY FARHEEN MURKI
*Special to asia!

 

In awe i stand and smile

in awe i am silenced

by the gentle flutter

of butterfly wings --

a captivating sight to the amateur eye 

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urbaned by digital images

slowly accustomed to the buoyancy

painted by the biodiversity

 

Stalled winds, parched landscapes --

evolving,

leaving behind images

to be treasured in a distant time

a time not so distant after all --

the winds pick up and i have to tie up

my bandana and this poem

 

With a smile I stop

and look up once again

towards those smiling tea-drying girls

around their coal-fired urns

This is the organic life!

 

 

Farheen is from Pakistan and currently lives in Singapore.