Friday, March 25, 2005

For the benefit of termites

For the Benefit of Termites

it is in the nature of woodwork
to remain fragile, tender chlorophyll
could not have said it better
while feeding the leaves of grass;
slow decay is how it happens, eats
from the inside and crumbles
the inner resolve
like words that scar
and wound the soul

obliterating the man
completely


(c) 2002 Ashish Gorde

3 comments:

Pragya said...

Ashish,
Really liked how this poem is structured. Welcome aboard!

Pragya

SPECKLED_BAND said...

Splendid economy!

Dan Husain said...

When I read it last time it felt differently, when I read it now it feels differently. Maybe my brain is termite eaten? Crumbling.