Treasure Island

gajanan mishra

(3rd April 19sixty / Tikapali, Patnagarh, Balangir, Odisha, India now at Tapobana, Titilagarh, Odisha, India)

Dog and elephant


Elephant is there
And dogs bark.

First one dog barked
Then another
And soon all the dogs
In the neighborhood
Started barking.

If the elephant
Runs behind the dogs
Value of dogs increases
And that of the elephant
Comes down.

Everybody is free
One can say
What he likes
And one should not
Run behind any word.

Submitted: Thursday, January 10, 2013

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