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Written By Mumbai Poet / Writer Dileep Jhaveri

Narrated By New Jersey Narrator Bill Wolak


Happiness is a pockmarked stone
on a rocky shore under cloudy sky
submerged in weedy waves
rushing to dump debris
momentarily visible when the waters abate
before another breaker comes crashing
When the sea ebbs away
the deformed community of happiness is laid bare
strewn with skeletons of scallops, starfish, starved crabs
grayish algae
shards of silica
rotten driftwood
Nothing of the familiar life can be recreated
No appetite can be satiated
No hurt can be avenged
No resurrection can be hoped
Tide returns and on the momentarily seen porous stone
from occasionally parted clouds
a sunbeam settles
like a disappearing daffodil



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