Keynesian Crocodile // Sithuraj Ponraj

I am a firm believer in crocodiles.

Firm snout just above the waterline,

cruel, glinting eyes swollen with dreams

of brown rivers.

Leathery back blooming white hyacinths

in the sun, patient bridegrooms.

A crocodile taught me Keynesian economics:

output is determined by total demand.

All around a silent forest purrs broad leaves.

And God created man. Take, and eat:

this is My Body.

The crocodile is a simple equation.

Sithuraj Ponraj lives and works in Asia. He has published 2 novels and 2 collections of short fiction since 2016, as well as award winning poetry collections in Tamil and Spanish.

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