Tuesday, May 08, 2007


Maria, I have stared,

at the Four black pigeons and one albino,

for many months now.

And, also, at the several dead men

in the background

of the hero’s portrait.

I have wondered long enough

Why that book on the shelf

called ‘Unpopular Essays’

was read and re-read by people.

I have been thinking

and looking for connections

between people buried in history

and books and

the noisy roads below.

I am not sure Marie,

I have the answers.

Do you suspect,

I am not posing the right questions?

Or, is it

That times are changing?

© Jatin Gandhi, May 8, 2007


Amit Singh said...

Who am I?

Amit Singh said...

Hey Jatin,

I have an idea.
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shobita said...

who is maria?

my poetry journal said...

she is the nurse, attending on the man who is speaking. his only companion for a long time now.