Asking For Sovereignty

Satish Verma

It was a cloudburst- 
from your saddened eyes. 
I want you to hurt me. 

Like blood fingers writing 
a name in sky-of 
a towering fault.The sin 
0f unabandoning a hymn. 

The breach will swallow 
the lamb.I would not know 
of the Aquila, how 
big were its wings. 

Burn me in your eyes. 
O goddess, why you always 

look like a fireball? 

O liberty, what was the color 
of your torn gown? The aconites and anemones 
have beautiful buttercups. 
How would you drink the lethal dose?