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Holocaust

Today
Everybody
Speaks of holocaust


Tell stories
Scribble memories
Draw sketches
Make movies
Hold lectures
Submit research thesis
And paste it
On their drawers
Bill boards
Evening benches
and wayside lamppost


To know war
You need to become war
And to fake a revolution
You need to be one.


Thus you know how it felt
When flesh slipped off their skin
Gassed, white, pale and parched
Like shadows on dead snow.


And how their eyes bulged
As they lost their smell
And calves tore
Over anticipated miles.


We watch the mounts,
Of garbage
Of clothes
Of bodies
Of swine
Of disease
Of death


Stripped heads crawling
Over bodies of bones
Swept together.


We close our page
Shut down our cable
Stretch our legs
Over coffee and snacks
And call it holocaust.



Country-booth

They were dark buttons
in a public booth
Numbered and starred
And bulged out
On a yellow box
Coaxed and whined
Smooched and smashed.


Women in veils
Pressed them hard
And gasped
behind the lanes they crossed.
Running away, hasty.


The glass door closed
Peeping in,
the secrets left bare
land to land
Of over heard symphonies
of unkept hair.


They stood there
Dark and inviting
On street end corners
or on narrow highways
courting,
men from work
to let them taste
contours of their home made
dinner delicacies.


The glass panes had
loves etched
In marigold white.
Epitaphs of burdens buried.


Men kissed
And women drained
Over the plastic warmth
and curves of buttoned libido


The cramped interior
With a caller id
And hanging receiver
Choked
In the rabid chase
and burning powders
Of a faked revolution.


They are the black holes screwed
When nights passed by.


A call of the wild
From a bolted cubicle.