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The Jungle

Posted by: Suhas Kumar on


©Suhas Kumar



Until the dark

let the kakad bark

as the  sun slips down where horizon ends

and the darkness descends

the jungle wakes up

to the howls of the jackals, the music of the crickets,

the hoots of the owl,

and then suddenly


to the pook of the cheetal

and the bellow of the sambar


I stiffen in

I am a Field Director, an employee of the government of India, presently serving the state government. As FD my task is to ensure that the wildlands under my charge remain intact, the tigers and its prey are safe and thriving and the habitats that support the wild animals are productive and healthy. Looks quite easy here –