(Dedicated to Dhruva the lovebird and worldwide
freedom for birds and animals – Deepak Sarkar, www.kolki.com)
mainly one word, ‘Daddy’!
he sees new things
on my shoulder sounding -
yet cautious before investigating!
me up in the morning!
brush my teeth, start shaving
aftershave, cream, jelly
my shirt on, pull my pant
the belt to tighten belly!
tries his best to chant -
sweetly sometimes eerily!
take shower -
herbal shampoo, organic soap
on the Jacuzzi full of bath foam
my towel to dry hair and skin
keeps on repeating same thing –
wondering about human skills!
brush my hair, comb eyebrows
on my lenses or eye glass
on long corridor to reach bedroom
makes few trips like jets without boom!
and lands on my shoulder singing tune –
if he prefers my natural look!
put my socks on then my shoes
hand holds briefcase right hand car keys!
for money bag, change, cell phone
Dhruva shouts ‘Daddy’, reminding tea on stove!
start my car –
at the windows before changing gear!
Dhruva climbing the blinds without fear;
voice still ringing in my ears -
me about freedom at last –
and free are the natural knower!
☼ Why Kolki?
Author: Deepak Sarkar, 844 Royal Oak Ave, Victoria, BC V8X 3T2, Canada;