Satish Verma

Gold Star - 53,785 Points (5-6-1935)

Neighbours Watch - Poem by Satish Verma

Riding the back of a sensual saint
a white tiger
was turning the human genome
into ashes.
The moon was climbing up.

Snips were becoming tainted.
Decoding the helix has brought down the god
into a module.
I am encircling the basic truth.
Sky is turning dark.

Saffron bull has broken the golden gate.
Blood is spilled on the sidewalk
lined with marigolds.
I am standing alone on a pathless beach.
Sea has sent back the harvest of grief.

From the periphery agitation starts.
Center has no choice. Absolutely
self-ending-in-self. Each breath comes discreetly
deep in the ravines of soul.
Neighbours were watching.

Comments about Neighbours Watch by Satish Verma

  • Lantz Pierre (2/2/2017 4:28:00 AM)

    A copper tree that kills the crows, kills the eagles, even lichen will not grow. Sterility as the letter T. Leaves in a cup brewed bring a sad residue. The changes must never be let loose into the air. Your intent is the alphabet of change. A spell. (Report)Reply

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Poem Submitted: Sunday, October 14, 2007

Poem Edited: Saturday, April 16, 2011

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