The City Sleeps…

The City Sleeps… short poem

Photo by Daniel E Lee

They say, “You miss someone
when you lose that one”;
I’ve lost some electricity this morning,
and I already miss my hot shower.

The washing machine just forgot her daily round,
while the purifier has peed not in his earthen pot,
the door bell, poor girl, is not singing,
and the refrigerator has almost lost his cool.

The city took just a tiny little nap,
and I woke up to a different dream;
a world where the city always sleeps,
and we stay up in a nightmarish weep.

Finally did the city rub it’s sleep off,
did I breathe in more air than anxiety;
praying “never again” to the city goddess,
I thank therefore I am…

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Saurin Desai

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Saurin Desai’s first love led to a roaring affair that's ongoing now since nearly 30 years. At the innocent age of 8 he met a comic book that whacked him on the head (pun intended) and he fell heels-over-head, literally (pun not intended). But being commitment-phobic, he had a couple of dalliances: with engineering, jobs & businesses, before succumbing to the seduction of the writer's life and giving up everything to become lazier than he ever was. Through all of this he continued to rendezvous with poetry. And after one very, very, long pregnant pause, the poems that had owned him all these years recently agreed to stop possessing him and start haunting the world. And, here we are..."Solitude and Other Obsessions"
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