Thickets, ditches, thorny branches
Jerked abruptly away at the sudden movement
A hand, working fast and frantic
Rapidly proceeded forward like a blur.
Glimpses hiding and peeking randomly
A face, afflicted with changing emotions
As colourful as a camouflaging chameleon
Darted in and out of the sunlight.
Crunching, swishing forward on the dead leaves
Two feet scratched, crunched and bruised
As fast and slow as a terrified deer
Escaped and appeared on the scene.
Swaying, bending, snapping, injured
A brown arm, with green leaves
Thudded in a smoke of dust
Snap! Busted the soul
Bidding au revoir.
Defensive survival instincts
Left scars on a weather beaten face
Fury of nature showing its every phase
Bark cuts, thorn pricks, and stingy burns
Hurting, smarting and burning blaze.
Two feet trampled roots and shrubs
Half dragging, leaving sharpened cuts
Throwing in relief crude carvings
Of little nothings amounting to nothing little.
At some point feet, hands and face
Merged into brown and grew green
Parts became nature, nature became parts
Of one, whole another.
Another whole of one.
photography- Mehar Singh Chauhan