A God’s forest burns some times
From human greed , love potions
Made thousands of miles away.
Leopards overflow from its fires.
Atavistic man chokes on smoke.
Fires make bones of them all,
Stripping their inessential flesh,
Their love and greed, leopards
Fleeing forest fires only to join
Many greedy bones on display.
(Forest fires are raging in the Tirumala hills believed to be a result of actions by red sandalwood smugglers with unknown motives)