Put Some Water Out

Flaming firmament far and wide

Seared senses perceive only mirages
as the sun rains down fire with a vengeance
Wind, like an invisible blaze, shreds the souls of sentient beings
The horizon plays games of near but far
The destination seems like a memory you can’t quite recall

Put some water out
If you can

For thirsty of the earth–
the winged, the pawed, the hooved, and the innocent without shelter,
whom providence has skipped today

Put some water out…

For the parched of tenderness
who never got a full cup
from the pitcher of life

Put some water out…

For there’s a drought of hope
in this strife-torn city-state
of harsh realities

Put some water out…

For that seed buried deep
in the bosom of the ground
may sip and reach out

If you can,
Put some water out

Photo by Tina Nord on Pexels.

Published by Anupam Choudhury

I'm a writer, editor, and blogger from New Delhi, India.

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