Poetry at Sangam



Siamese Twin by K. Srilata

Do you remember the day we stood and watched
that female monkey clinging to her still-born infant?
And me wondering, Which one of them is actually dead?
And both of us thinking of our common seeing-dreaming eyes,
And you saying, too quickly, “Such love is common in the monkey world.”

Such love. Such love.
The phrase like a loaded gun,
and both our hands on the trigger.