What Was Left

Satish Verma

A veiled threat, 
a muffled cry. It was not human. 

No beast, no monster 
yet unhuman. 

The feel of wolf's 
lair, was there in dark. 
Anything would happen. 

You wanted to become 
a self-proclaimed divine Being. 
Yet, you were not a god. 

A black pit opens. Do not shout. 
The clogged artery had bursted. 

I give you back your city 
you can scale the high wall 
and jump into eternity.