They’re in the Same Zoo


Hastkaar Yantra based on medieval Rajasthani p...

Hastkaar Yantra based on medieval Rajasthani painting. Hallway wall-painting at Charles Correa’s Jawahar Kala Kendra in Jaipur, designed in 1993. Each of it’s 9 enclosed sections is named after a planet and display a variety of textiles, crafts, weapons, etc. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

 

They’re in the Same Zoo

 

Who owns the night?

 

Yes! It might be the owls

 

When they take flight.

 

Gliding noiselessly looking for prey,

 

Tirelessly searching till the break of day.

 

They dance in the darkness

 

Above the sheltering trees,

 

Spinning and swooping

 

Where no one sees.

 

But there are others who boldly emerge,

 

Out of shelters and lairs,

 

Ready to party

 

In the cool night airs,

 

Carousing wolves primp and preen,

 

Expecting to greet foxes

 

Who want to be seen.

 

 

 

Who owns the day?

 

It might be the eagles

 

See! High above they soar,

 

Looking for a big moment,

 

With a chance to score.

 

No time to dance, sing or play,

 

They have to be ready

 

If opportunity comes their way.

 

When neons shut down

 

And sunlight caresses the trees,

 

Fortunes are made

 

By eagles who seize.

 

Golden moments are in hand

 

For a bull or a bear

 

Making split second decisions

 

Like they really don’t care.

 

 

 

Who rules the night?

 

Is it the night owls

 

When they take flight?

 

 

 

Who owns the day?

 

Is it the eagles

 

Who work the hours away?

 

 

 

Denizens of the night

 

And citizens of the day

 

Keep the world spinning

 

By the roles they play.

 

 

 

It continues to be true

 

If they walk or fly,

 

They’re in the same zoo

 

Beneath the same sky.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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