The alley is empty,
Soundless night,
Stripe cats,
chasing butterflies
behind the rain’s track.

Steel fountain
Breaks the peak of water,
courage falls down
On the neighbor’s roof.

A car, a man
Traffic lights
Crossroads,
Endless drive.

The night’s length
Shortened
By each breath of dawn.
Stripe cats yawn
Stretch out by
The fire inside.
Enchanted by
Vivid colors of light.

Crossroads,
West is resting
East is moving forward,
At the right time
Road’s length gets equal.
Sides get connected
In the centre stage.

Daytime now,
Alley is crowded.
Strangers,
Meeting point
at the cross roads.
Experiencing life
Without knowing how or why.

The cats knew
The secret
Before the invention of car.

Aimless passengers,
Cheat to pass,
Easy licence to claim
The driver’s seat.
Thinking they own the car!!

Laws of nature,
a free secret highway
To a life without any crossroads,
or traffic lights.

Give up the cars
The illusion of the driver’s seat
Fall into the stream
Swim beside the cats
Love stripes… zigzag rivers, flows.
Laugh, be happy
Learn from cats
Experience life
At zero.

© Serena Devi, December 2010

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