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"... brevity is the soul of wit ..."
- William Shakespeare


Meenakshi is a Literature educator and a quiet observer of the world around her. She writes to think and enjoys playing with words to paint pictures of life as she sees it. In her free time she reads and talks to her children about their dreams.

Meenakshi Palaniappan

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The Kite

If we see a Brahminy kite circling in the sky,
it's supposed to be a good omen.
A tiny spark lights up,
for that day will be a good day.

So when I drive or take a walk or ride the bus,
I make it a point to scan the skies every now and then.
Today I looked up and saw it,
brown with a white throat, gracefully circling,
owning that patch of blue above a crown of trees,
and I smiled my secret smile,

until I remembered the mouse in the long grass,
perhaps also looking up, but certainly not smiling,
hoping today was not its unlucky day.