On the Stream of Consciousness

The Striders

And search

for certain thin-

stemmed, bubble-eyed water bugs.

See them perch

on dry capillary legs

weightless

on the ripple skin

of a stream.

No, not only prophets

walk on water. This bug sits

on a landslide of lights

and drowns eye-

deep into its tiny strip

of sky.

(A.K. Ramanujan)

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