Holding The Waves

Satish Verma

Poverty of thoughts 
beats you endlessly. 
What was the other form of violence? 

Body of water bursts. 
There was an absentee lover 
trying to overtop the levee. 

Pounding of chest 
was figurative. 
Someone was dying of hunger. 

It was a great paradox. 
The eagle was rising 
for a sudden dive. 

Labyrinthine. An intricate 
argument. From which- 
side will come the death?