banana republic

with climate change
monarch butterfly dethroned
rise of the banana republic

one fruit fly there
no fruit flies anywhere
still few fruit flies here

after courtship
shying night jasmine
petal falls

under the tree canopy
etiolating sprouts
mother’s irony

a workshop
to fine-tune biological clock
teaching hospital

on a  lone foot
walking woman
stands upon

Bidur Chaulagain