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Thursday, February 16, 2006

Ants Have Wings

why are ants given wings
a day before they die?
did they always wanna fly?

why do i,
sitting in the dark
think of a microlite?
to play with the birds
or to never come back?

let a cigarette unlock some doors,
as i unwind
up on the terrace, arms spread out
watching the last few coffins go by

i guess i know why
the ants wanna fly

(the MIG21s, also known as the flying coffins, are finally being decommissioned. some pilots of the bangalore air base are enjoying a last few flights in the deadly beauties these days . . . knowing fully well they may die any moment in a crash . . . celebrating the spirit of flying, defying fear and gravity at the same time)

3 comments:

Prmod Bafna said...

hey really nice way of showing the fate of the winged ant with the MIG21's more power to the brave pilots! :)

camera shy said...

"let a cigarette unlock some doors,"


mmm
love this line

well done

Dan Husain said...

The cigarette really got me hooked on to this. Reminds me of Rang De Basanti! Ooops! Have I made a kitschy comparison? :-)