umashankar manthravadi

(23/07/1945 / kakinada, India)

a withdrawn thickened slug


a withdrawn thickened slug
trod upon by too many feet
to ever want to extend its
horns and resume the search
dehydrates
on the concrete path
its body fluids
a sticky dark patch
in the light
do not touch me

May 24,1974

Submitted: Wednesday, July 19, 2006
Edited: Tuesday, August 17, 2010

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  • Dr.tony Brahmin (4/25/2010 1:45:00 AM)

    nice poem and it is clear and easily understandable! How a poet can write simply of simple realities and extract from it a philosphy! ! thank u
    please read my poems too. i shall be happy to recieve your comments. (Report) Reply

  • Kee Thampi (7/25/2006 5:21:00 AM)

    withdrawn thickened slug
    trod upon by too many feet
    to ever want to extend its
    horns and resume the search
    dehydrates
    on the concrete path
    its body fluids
    a sticky dark patch
    in the light
    do not touch me

    nice clear picture (Report) Reply

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