the peacock
on the mosque in silhouette
its mane heavy
its long eyes survey
as tires burn on the causeway
and a boy child gapes
from far away
through window’s bars
and sees —
a peacock at the crest

of a minaret.

Renuka Mendis, March 23, 2015



Photo by Renuka Mendis, in Pottuvil, August, 2011.

Footnote: I am told this is the 50th Post on my Store Room here. Thank you to everyone who visited and are yet to visit. I like being here most days. Renuka – Aug 12, 2015.


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