Monday, January 5, 2015

Poems 3: Hind


1.  fanatic


“I am a fanatic Hindu”

fine young man

despiser of Buddhists and Jains

tourguide

fanatic

Gandhi coughing

fanatic

“consumptive”


war-maker

“slept naked with little girls”


stern

“Mod – i  Mod – i

swept the streets

as Gandhi latrines


memoriesfloating

brahma

bank accounts for

fan

Independence

charya


against Muslims


on the dark river

of the poor



2.  sleepwalkers, 2014


At the India gate

for those slaughtered


with the Crown


an empty ring

unbeknownst to Downton

in World War I


for statue


Governor gone

Gandhi to be



waits


3.  one


Socrates

demonstrating questions

Gandhi

for the demos


had a hunger strike

quaffed Hindpoison

swastikas



for butchered

on Delhi taxis


like a sorbet


Muslims

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