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Sachin Ketkar

A Note

Please
Don't stand
In the window
Caressing
Those flowers

The deep violet
The purple
And the tender
Milk white petals

Linger
And disturb
The gray silence
Of the evening

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A Soulful Song for the Black and White Television

Senility makes
Blackout drift
In front of your eyes

Discarded by all
You sit in the corner
Staring at the wall
Your hunchback
Turned towards the colourful world

Many tried their hands
At breathing life
Into your lifeless picture-tube
But your eyes
Deep set in the sockets
Merely glimmered for a while
And disappeared

You are only a black television now
Awaiting final darkness

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Hairfall And Photocopies

You will chance upon
The secret black and white codes
Of my being
Lying anywhere

In the bedroom, or the kitchen or in the lavatory
In the classroom, in the train compartment
Between the keys of a keyboard
On the mouse-pad
In the staffroom, in the caves on the moon
In the snake hole
In our house, in their house
In his house, in her house
In my home, in your home
In the gaps between the words
Among the pages of a book
That makes you scratch your head
Anywhere just anywhere

Obviously I know

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