Thursday, August 14, 2008

"NIHILIST TOM"

SOMEONE IN THIS ROOM WILL KILL ME

SO CONSIDERATELY

FORGET MY NAME

AND POINT THE TABLE-KNIFE AT ME

JUST SO AS TO EXPRESS GIFT-WRAPPED SOLIDARITY

OVERBUILT SHADOWS

THESE FRIENDLY, WAVERLY SHAPES

DISTANT, ARE TISK-TISKING

THEIR MESMERIC PRYING EYES

THE CLAMOUR OF THEIR RANTING

BUT, AT THIS TABLE, THERE IS HOPE

IN SURRENDERED SOLITUDE THERE, EMBEDDED IN THE SEA

THERE IN THAT DAWDLING BOAT

OR PERHAPS IN THAT CAR CRASH

THE TASTE LINGERS ON

BUT, IM GLAD YOU COULD MAKE IT

WAVING LIKE A FRANTIC WHORE

SQUEALING LIKE A PUNCTURED TUBE

BUT, ALAS THEN I MAY HAVE,

I MAY HAVE DEAFENED YOU TO ME

SOMEONE IN THIS ROOM WILL KILL ME

I WANT TO BE TESTED

WHEN THE WHOLE WORLD IS PIGEON-CHESTED.


By: R. Ishaan, BA History Hons. (IIIrd Year)

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