Sunday 15 August 2021

Bipul Banerjee, Poetry 2021 Featured Writer

The Toe Tag

Finally after the procedures
They put a toe tag on my ‘body’
Yes, referred as ‘body’ from now onward!

How much or how long have I run, hardly matters
The race is over now
The materialistic mania
The fame
The people
My own people

All dissolved in disillusion
The cold ‘body’ now waits in a cold storage
For the priorities to have time
To come and claim
To formally do the rituals and
Get rid of my mortal remains

From this ever-evolving earthly abode
Now the body realizes
Does not consider the cold storage
As its permanent residence…

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