Things That Are Red

Things that are Red

by Abhishek Subhash

Things that are Red: The eyes of a stoner,

The pen of a teacher,

The pavement where they chewed paan,

The ketchup I used at Burger Barn,

The traffic signal screaming stop,

The roadside Chinese chicken lollipop,

The courage of the jawaans that got shot,

Her saree – the day they tied the knot,

The light in the area she stood as they glared,

The flowers on the bed of the newly wed,

While driving through the footpath he left them dead,

I’m ‘Being Human’ – the nostril fed with cocaine said.

Things that are Red-

Short sighted, lopsided, misguided,

Manchester United-

India Divided.


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