I just saw a damselfly

‚ÄčI just saw a damselfly,

At a busy traffic junction.

An extraordinary sight,

It felt like the world suddenly slowed down
It was there hovering through the auto rickshaw

Where was it going?

Where did it come from?

Was it lost?
I looked around

But no one seemed to notice 

Was it there just for me to see

Was this a dream?
Was it telling me to stop?

To take a look around

Breathe in a little of its dreamyness

Did it think I was lost?
I held out my hand

To block its way, hoping it would settle down

Hoping it could put a rest to my enquires

But it moved on without stopping
Is it the dameselfly or am I the one who’s lost?

How could such a small being 

Touch a person so much

Is it just me waiting for that touch?
I just saw a damselfly

A extraordinary sight

Something that only I could see

And it felt like being totally free

Project 365: Day 25, Damsels and dew!


Damselfly with morning dew

Damselflies are always a treat to photograph. They seem fragile yet elegant. But don’t be fooled by what you see. Look closer and you will see strong mandibles meant to devour insects and strong hind legs that they use to catch their prey in mid-air.