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Unchained Malady

A Sliver of Life

(A Tale in 3 Haiku)

Scene 1:


Two birds on a flex,
claiming right of perch to swing,
aiming claws and kicks.

Scene 2:


Wise bird interferes,
why behave like human beings,
show thy gift not guile.

Scene 3:


Chastised birds make peace,
what’s with these two asks a fourth,
“the bane of mankind!”

[Featuring: Rose-ringed Parakeet (Psittacula krameri), adult females; Mumbai]

– Narendra Nayak © 2020

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