/Prologue – I entered into a staring contest with an owl today…and needless to say I lost and this is what the owl had to say!/
Do you see me, do you see me now?
My eyes are limpid pools of tranquil love!
Watching you watching me,
Un-moving like a deep rooted ancient tree.
My ceaseless stare,
Issuing you a dare.
Momentarily break away from your daily race,
And venture into my space,
Where reality as you know it, is moot.
Listen…listen to me hoot!
Calmness wrapped around my being,
Inside a universe all seeing,
I sat perched on a branch, firm and cool.
Over self I sturdily rule,
Unruffled by the passing gale.
In its wake, the wayward clouds moved in like a veil,
Over the buildings and the meadows,
Draping my day in shifting shadows.
I felt my feathers stir and rise.
Its presence I sensed even before hearing its muffled sighs.
The two legged creature had spotted me.
Naturally I swiveled around to see
And I found it making googly eyes at me.
Its head poking out from a hole in it’s lair,
One lacking in nature’s abundant light and air,
Though elaborate…its self-made enclosure.
Its features were animated, lacking my composure.
The startled look finally focused to lock into mine,
Like it had never before seen one of my kind.
Its eyes revealed the clamor in its mind,
Thoughts huddling then scattering like a chaotic crowd,
Even before it uttered them out aloud.
It blinked as if to break my steady gaze,
Even as I meandered through it’s mind’s maze.
Swiftly it moved out of my line of vision,
Only to reappear, eyes gleaming like it was on an important mission.
Then it brought up that thing to cover most of its face,
The very thing these creatures are never seen without, these days.
Like they could not express themselves without its flimsy guise.
Clicking, snapping sounds erupted, punctuated with its excited cries!
Flashes of light illuminated me and my cozy retreat.
It grinned then smacked its lips like savoring a treat,
Before vanishing into its concrete nest,
To carry on with whatever it does best,
Now that it had captured my serene likeness for all its friends to see.
Yet I remain unchanged and free,
As I continue to observe and just be…
Copyright © 2019 RajaRajeshwari N