Determination

passengers
please exercise rigor 
as you reclaim your
luggage
since what seems like yours
may not be your
own

he announced

I took his words
as my manifesto
and decided
I would not alight 
until I was
sure
that I was me
 
 
 
 

Translated from Tamil by the author
 
 

R. Radhakrishnan

>>>The Word of the Gecko

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