Wednesday, 16 February 2011

The Other India's 2011

haunted by the ghost of the year gone
cold woebegones
hangover of consumerism
the corrupt plan their loots for the year
nothing about the next eleven months looks promising
something should disrupt the black
but nothing does

The corporate plunder
claws at the heart of my country
ghosts of the dead rise and question
the spring season in the capital
the nasturtiums in bloom
could almost make you come out
of your self imposed exile
and if you do
the mixed smell of diesel, blood and perfume
will intoxicate you
to a sleep that the 350 million
are only too content to sleep

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