Treasure Island

indira babbellapati

(visakhapatnam, india)

cactus dreams


when i toss in my bed
my own thorns prick me
i dream of a soft bed
every night i retire

when i see my neighbour
in full bloom splashing colors
i look forlorn at my thorns
dreaming of the day i bloom

when tears drip down my
thorny epidermis, i unwittingly
raise my arms to wipe them away
it's then i dream of soft hands

when around me i see
shades offered to the weary
i look at my thorny self in shame
and dream of a rebirth...

15jan2010
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Submitted: Friday, January 15, 2010
Edited: Wednesday, March 03, 2010

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