Capable of Begetting

a poem by Jayati

Innocent baby
your cheeks are chubby.
You are loving
Born to a world cruel
and cunning.
How much you’ll have to learn;
before crossing over
into mature life;
walking through the mirage
overriding many overpass;
fathom into the real. Hand over; able
To the future children
In the world to come;
The progeny waiting.