Wednesday, January 5, 2011

Buddha smiles*

the dark and desolate corners of the mind
frightens me like the sight of a dog
devilishly mourning at the full moon

the horror…the horror**
snaking down my bones
like blood from a fresh deep wound

they say
Buddha smiles in the wound of the desert
and proudly exhibit the jewel, Kargil; and boasts
it brings unity ….

in the night
i dreamt of mushrooms
and bubbling human skin…

are they going to drop the bomb?***

* written after india tested nuclear bomb which was shockingly given the code name, 'Buddha smiles'.

** Joseph Conrad - Heart of Darkness.

*** Pink Floyd

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