Badal’s Karma

There was a cat in the tree
in the middle of a snow storm.
And there was Badel
on a ladder
hoisting his 80 year old frame up the ladder.
I saw him from the window of my unit and called out to him,
“What are you doing Badal?”
“Oh, it’s you,” he said, “I’m balancing my karma…
“you see, there’s a cat stuck in this tree. I’m going to get it down.”
I went down and held the ladder for him.
I thought I’d balance the ladder for him.

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