Wednesday, March 23, 2016

Ananya S. Guha- A Poem

Portals of Myth

catch the fire
light it, man's 
primitive instinct 
is at work, hair straggling 
skin cloth, animal bearing 
tusks, head horns
warming around fire
with the red meat slung 
cross a pole
repeat this picture 
saw it once, see it today
the meat has been replaced with
triggers, the hearth an office
or airport
repeat this picture 
and see coffins, blood and gun shot
Man has come a long way
primal, primates to ascendant
evolutionary, revolutionary
repeat this picture
and catch man napping
in the arid portals of myth.

Ananya S Guha
Shillong, INDIA.

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