Rm.Shanmugam Chettiar. (June 15,1942 / Aravayal, karaikudi, Tamil Nadu, South India)
Have an alternative.
A dove perched on a tree to rest.
It displayed some easy confidence.
It is not that the branch was solid
Or that it has got two adept claws.
It is that the bird has a pair of wings
With which to fly in case it slips down
An alternative gives confidence.
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