RIC S. BASTASA


a way to live


a little fish rises from the
water to
eat a bubble of
air

from the tree a
kingfisher with an eye
for fish
swiftly dives and
with its sharp long black beak
catches the
little fish

a boy with a rubber sling
aims at the blue kingfisher
hitting it with a
stone crushing its
round head and
sharp long and black beak
to the ground

a ripe coconut falls
from a tree and
hits the head of the
boy below

the lizard that climbs
the coconut tree
looking for brown beetles
at the top
does not notice how
all these events
happen

Submitted: Thursday, November 03, 2011
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