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ഉടലു മാത്രമാണ്‌

നമുക്കാര്‍ക്കും ജീവിക്കുന്ന
നാമോരോ തൊഴിലിണ്റ്റെ
ഭാഗമായി സംസാരിക്കുന്നു.
എല്ലാം പറയുന്നത്‌ തൊഴിലാണ്‌.
അതിന്‌ ഉറപ്പ്‌ കൊടുക്കാനുള്ള
ഉടലു മാത്രമാണ്‌ നാം.
ബാങ്കിലോ മറ്റേതെങ്കിലും സ്ഥാപനത്തിലോ
ഭാഷണം കേള്‍ക്കാം.
ഒരാളെ കാണാന്‍ കഴിയില്ല.
മനുഷ്യരെ അറിയാത്തപോലെ മനുഷ്യര്‍
'വേറൊന്നും ചോദിക്കാനില്ലല്ലോ. വന്നതിന്‌ നന്ദി'

Flowers yellow, leaves green

The poets were debating on the sequence of death;
Who died first whether the poet or the poem?
He stood there listening to the wailings
of both the poets and their verses

Inside there were chairs
with swollen belly,
tables that have gone crazy,
sensual shadows
and junk of books,
even as the sales and discussions
went on an on

Then he got scared of death
He was not ready to
become a corpse

Instantly he felt the urgency
of poetic metaphors
to break away from the confines
of the bookshop

In a trance he recalled the days when
snake charmers, poets and teachers
were suffering for want of lovers
It flashed back how the poetic talent
in his molecules began to blow apart
since ages

And how love was orphaned
denied of the right to survival and fortunes
The poet in him was born by chronicling
the erosion of culture and meanness of the past

He tried his best to see that the carcass
of his desires did not turn into poetic imageries

Meanwhile even his corpse
was on the look out for a safe haven
outside the world of verses
to avoid molestation,
and to escape from
the lusty glare of the poets

The trees and insects resorted
to futile rituals to possess
the life of poets
but got back nothing but grief

He couldn’t resist the temptation to
hold on to his moral right for existence
outside the realm of history.

The debate of the poets went on unabated
As the book of night remained wide open
they began unwrapping
the cartons of lust and liquor

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