Treasure Island

Prathibha Nandakumar

(Bangalore, India)

The scare crow


was always scaring me
near the big
tamarind tree
never thought I would
encounter it

at the graduation
I had failed to qualify
and my intellectual abilities
had defeated me

and calling a spade
a spade
can be misleading
when it is actually

a magic carpet.
The scare crow
is a test of
others' courage

where as a Jatayu
is courage himself.

Submitted: Sunday, April 30, 2006
Edited: Sunday, April 30, 2006
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