I can make a list of animals that can’t fly. Rats, caterpillars, elephants, snakes and me. Do you know what we can do? Rats can scurry through holes not big enough for fingers to sneak through. A caterpillar waltzes its way in and out of a cocoon, opening the door for a butterfly. Elephants, those … Continue reading Flight



I will wait for you till the turn of the season when rivers have just begun to get full, their thirst quelled by generous rains that will soon move on further north. Come, if like the river, you too want to be nourished, your thirst quelled with a thousand touches all coming together at once. … Continue reading Wait

The caterpillar

His hunger he can never sate and he never ever discriminates. If you question his eating and ask why, he’ll say he wants to be a butterfly. 100 Days of Happy Poems, Poem 2 Inspired in no small measure by Ogden Nash and his animal poems.