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A Hundred Gourds 4:2 March 2015

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Kasturi Jadhav - India


We are . . .


atoms . . . open scars . . . a million short stories . . . molecules . . . pent-up wishes . . . 10 trillion cells . . . repressed passions . . . someone's past . . . lines on a palm . . . a heart, brain and mind all welded together . . . hope carriers . . . someone else's opinion of ourselves . . . slaves and masters . . . keepers of conscience and insults . . . a beating heart-in-the-mouth . . . selfish . . . synapses between neurons of the world . . . possibilities waiting to happen . . . all a little broken . . . love seekers . . . prejudiced bigots . . . dreamers . . . eyes that see too much . . . deeply held convictions . . . indestructible souls . . . creative impulses . . . living lies . . . pleasure chasers . . . the urgency of desire . . . mirrors . . .happiness makers. We are . . .

through
a mayfly's wing . . .
colours of sunset


Note:
Mayflies or shadflies are insects belonging to the order Ephemeroptera (from the Greek ephemeros = "short-lived", literally "lasting a day", "daily" or "day-long").



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