Images are coxed out
of reluctant words
sometimes gently; sometimes forced.
then they get washed and spruced up
strung up like a----------------Or,
in a vertical order by a writing hand.
some call it poetics; some creative process
ways of arranging/looking at the world a-new.
Words often act as the grim-faced colonial gaolers
refusing to part with the radicals under their custody
but when cracked by a saboteur… powerful images flow up like CO2
out of soda cans that are opened for special guests
in the middle-class Indian homes.
Bio: Sunil Sharma is a writer based in Mumbai, India.He has published four books of poetry, two books of shorts and a novel in English,apart from co editing six literary anthologies.