You don’t need to consult the meteorologist
in your pocket
to ascertain the heat of the exterior terrain.
Just behold a toiling Gull from the
Galapagos archipelago napping
on a windy shore, tucking her beak
into her feathers and regulating the interior heat.
Watch how Galapagos Marine Iguana stretching out
her heart for basks in someone’s arms
she rests with a good whim,
and revives with a good dive, Galapagos
archipelago someone’s sweetheart forever!
Jimmy Sharma teaches English Literature at Kurukshetra University, Haryana, India. She did her PhD on the fiction of Amitav Ghosh from Panjab University, Chandigarh. She’s the author of five books: Communicative English, Communicative English-I, Nayantara Sahgal: A Critical Study, Echoes Within: Poems, and Advanced Communicative English. Her poems have appeared in Mad Swirl, Pangolin Review, Literary Yard, PPP Ezine and elsewhere. Besides teaching, she blogs on nature, language learning, human relationships, and psychology at: http://echoeswithin82.blogspot.in