Turn right

Switch off the light

Turn left

It still doesn’t seem right

Thoughts like a kite

On wings, are on a flight

Somewhere inside like termites

Fears eat away tiny bite by bite

The cool night

And the moonlight

Only ignite

Emotions uptight

Lost in a cavern

In life’s downturn

I toss and turn

As restless my insides churn

Trying to discern

The new pattern

In fire I burn

For an upturn I yearn…

Should I re-learn or unlearn

Be stubborn or return

Or like the wick of the lantern

Selflessly and silently burn…??

– Shail Mohan (April 2010)