Treasure Island

Satish Verma

(5-6-1935)

VOICELESS CALLING


Fixing the dignity
like a fabulous sarcophagus
you are unsparing in your generosity.

You left one window open
for the saint of wax
to let in the light.

Keeping him alive for –
a fake functionality
to run the community.

There was a long queue
of people to offer the wooden roses
before the wound heals.

Who was eternal in this
vanishing universe? Do-
not stop me of if I start bleeding.

Submitted: Friday, May 10, 2013
Edited: Tuesday, September 17, 2013
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