Finished your painting?
then proceed to clean the brush
Without damaging the bristles
caressing it very gently
Spoil the Brush
That brush of yours
Keep it in a Jar.
Without spoiling its fierce edge – Like this
How would I refer him as Someone?
The Drunkard who lies
Unconscious against the Garbage bin
The One asleep
Without a home or country or safety
Lying on a dusty platform
Along a locked shopfront
The Woman who runs to the
Government Hospital in the middle of the night
With an Infant in her arm.
The deranged guy who
lies down with arms to his head and legs folded
Without any clothes, staring at the sky
The busy one
Who rushes in his vehicle not noticing
Any of this
The Lone prisoner
by the Guns and Uniforms
Poet Devadevan’s Website: http://poetdevadevan.blogspot.com/
(Translated by Karthik)