Theme: Life

Live Baits

by Satish Verma
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An autopsy was being conducted
with brutality
to silence the rising dialogue,

pulling out the lethal crunch
of scripted history.
You want the kiss of a parting grain.

A secondhand face crops
up in a newspaper. Are you ashamed
of curtains? They have covered

all the skeletons. The tangerines,
why do I remember them
like juicy lips in the dark?

We are going to bungle together,
decked up to receive the body
of a honed player. 


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