No Evil

Hear, see and speak no evil
Three dumb monkeys
Sit on a tree
Tongue in cheek,
Absent from the here and now

Somewhere in my reflections
I identified with these three.
They seemed to depict my
life’s existence; my family tree.

Hear nothing of your being.
See nothing of your presence.
Remain mute to all
your queries.

They wink and smile.
those called family;
who nurtured in
denials child