Satish Verma

(5-6-1935)

ONE DAY


A repressed scream.
Someone breaks the head.
I was hitting the wall.

The rape hurts.
Withers away the dam.
River was changing the course.

It was very pompous;
the benign torture. No
more I belong to this world.

And the dilapidated
houseboat floats on the lake
to collect the immersed-

bones of ancesters. A
door opens. The poem prints
the pain of centuries.

Submitted: Wednesday, May 08, 2013
Edited: Tuesday, September 17, 2013

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