Tribes and Thieves

My sister and I did not ASK to drive on an abandoned road, or stumble into Canada, spend the night in jail, raft across the Missouri river, and most of all, we did not want to get a speeding ticket. You might not believe I was convicted of stealing a car when I was 10 years old but here, I am, telling you the tale of my very own. It all started on June 15th, 2009.

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The Unknown World

It was a chilly morning. I was playing with my friends outside when a sudden sound shook the earth! We were scared. “Was it an earthquake? Or an asteroid  from outer space?”, we wondered. It was just a fraction of a second but left us with numerous thoughts.  “Should we run back home? Or look for shelter nearby?”. Our brains seemed to have stopped working. 

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Masking \ Unmasking – Poem by Santosh Bakaya

I sat on the patio looking around, unmasked,
asking myself myriad questions,
basking in little magical moments, multi-tasking.
Beguiled by a squirrel scurrying along, a robin singing a song,
a lapwing delicately maneuvering its way
across the rain-drenched ground- a fashionista self-styled.

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