Satish Verma

Trending like a 
dog walker, the disheveled 
moon, comes out 
from the cocoon, to welcome 
the new year. 

This was a flash point 
of pure sulphur, 
to steal the kisses in rose valley 
of violence. 

And you stand at crossbones 
to kill, or get killed. 

The leader climbs down 
to sin, to predate 
the celebration of womb's disaster. 

Earth trembles 
in anticipation. A merciless 
shreak comes out from the