Butterflies are artists who fly around
with paintings in both the hands
They exhibited paintings to the people when there was no such practice
Later cave paintings, murals and canvases emerged
The fleeting butterflies still fly around with paintings in hand
As larva they had no paintings at hand
They are both worms and painted wings
They combine ugliness with beauty and make the ugly beautiful

Human childhood walks after the flying butterflies holding two paintings
in hand
Humans shed their wings when they grow
And then they crawl as worms for the rest of the life.



Translated from Malayalam by Ajay Sekher

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