Saturday, 1 May 2010

A haiku in toxicity


When you walk the ravaged landscape of Gurgaon
Or the mushroom city of Mumbai
Or sit under a plastic coconut tree in Chennai
you can find amidst the concrete chaos
the vestigial remains of Americanization
Bright pink Disney characters
promising a plastic childhood and a lot of gas
and if you bothered to look close
you would perhaps find poisonous toxic phthalates

(And if you click on the highlighted link, a child inside you may feel terribly sick.)

1 comment:

Sameer said...

Thanks for writing this. Not sure how vvestigial it is, though - seems to grow every day...