An evening near the lake

Sunlight shines through a sieve
made of a dozen branches and a hundred leaves,
upon the blue waters under the blue sky,
but a hungry kingfisher decides to destroy
this tranquillity, by scooping up its prey
leaving behind a glistening display
as the light gleams upon the ensuing waves,
which spread out all over the place,
and the fisherman aims his spear over the fishes
near the lotus flowers which the sunlight gently kisses,
hoping to catch one for his family in need,
they don’t have enough for all the mouths to feed,
and the postman slowly pedals along
on the wooden bridge, silently singing an old song;
as the evening turns to dusk,
and the sun shines no more.

Vikram

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