Without the baker’s yeast

Jeewan Ramlugun

bread’s dough cannot rise

to yield the desired result.

In nature, all species of flowers

bloom, plants thrive

thanks to equal or near equal amount

of light, heat and water; a few survive

even if of these deprived.

In the human world

from East to West

North to South, to a greater

or lesser extent

the yeast of influence

disproportionately spread

though, makes for the rising

of the dough of destiny

for some, often surpassing

what is due deservedly.