City Life



I watch my pet cat dart about

my kitchen garden,

thinking of the changes that have crept in–


Eat or be eaten,

the way of life in the wild,

now, reinvented for the urbane,

concealed by shimmery electric lights

and the smell of warm notes–


Vehicles gush by, silhouetted

by oncoming headlights

and up, above, smoke travels in ripples

choking birds in its wake.


Adrenaline Rush



Tired of my erratic behaviour

People always said that I would either

Go up in flames

Or drown under endless waves.


Now I am living my wildest dream

Amidst fire and water,

Between a dormant volcano

and the capricious sea-

The perfect site

for a life of fight or flight.