Sunday, December 27, 2009


' conundrum '

his wanderlust is dead
or so i suppose
having seen it all ,
grave gigantic granites ,
viscous hazy ambers
glued as dusk to a vineyard ,
brooks springing out of nowhere
to let the beavers be ,
road-mapping the dirt tracks
to reach where the rainbows don't ,
he ties his laces yet ,
where to i quiz
he answers in riddles
- where i find myself
grounded as the tree
whose driftwood i am ..

/ original / z.g.

[ Ed : Line 3 - he has seen it all ]

Monday, December 21, 2009


' the pub owner '

the brackish taste of his own sweat
begs a parole from the gulag
of daily drudgery,
of the mayonnaise
the ploughman's grub
the bittersweet cocktail,
served to the visitors
filling his space ,
where laughters intersect
the inside atmosphere ,
so he moves outward
to throw birdfeed
to the passerine
to the meadowlark
perched on their cherished haunt
a tree without a leaf
without a shade
of schadenfreude ..

/ original / z.g.

[ .. to everyone-everywhere -

` a very merry christmas ! ]

Tuesday, December 15, 2009

spider-web . osi

' idiomatic '

then - , pony tail flying
' dancing in the dark '
garbed as spiderman
her weird tomboyish ways
couldn't make head nor tail

of spider- phobias -

now - , spins into a maze
her silken flowing hair
the fear of spiders
and a teacher's utterance -
cobwebs in the head ..

/ original / z.g.

( Ed:- Line 6 - of arachnophobia )

- ' dancing in the dark '/ Springsteen / rock
: - arachnophobia - the fear of spiders

Monday, December 7, 2009


' the ( immigrants' ) lighthouse '

like all my sorrows
they start from the earth
in pristine africa
hit by the winds and the waves
smuggled like chattels
dumped on a broken raft,
they melt , like contrails
behind the reality
of some aircraft in the sky,
like flotsam on the sea
drifting through the dusk
and into the night ,
to find an abode of light
on a distant shore
bright as hope in the heart ,
that the rationale of being
must tie them to handcuffs ,
and deport them
to where they come from ,
like all my sorrows

they stay inside me ..

/ original / z.g.

[ human smuggling from africa to The EU or The US
takes its own toll of human life - people die in transit.Gangsters charge app 1500 USD per illegal immigrant.Millions have migrated while others keep trying - and the light house beckons ]

Wednesday, December 2, 2009


' migratory birds '

_ ( to medecines sans frontieres )

they come to claim the planet
without passports and visas
winters, not of their making
just question their life on earth

birds fly , sans frontieres
in their world without fences
above the limitations
of conflict and survival

where , another war is on
a son would die in combat
the population would run
to a point of no return ..

/ original / z.g.