TAKING ON

Written by: Satish Verma

It was a fast 
against truth, in support
of unbidden body
which took the history lesson.

A star is born 
out of midnight accident.
Darkness deems dark
in siege of self-restraint.

An embattled self
seeks a counting. The money
speaks in absence, to clear
the debt of tears.

No longer
the eyes will look at
the marriage of trans-blue veins
in legs of seedless dreams.


Satish Verma