Impervious belts of activity around the waists of events (Nasmei, Yale conference, L’attitude….)


‘A cyclone warning’ read the mail,
Worried patriot imagined the worst.
Stately, he bit at his last nail.
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The devilish ensemble was on the foray,
Nature’s spectacle of angst and exhibition of lust was about to begin.
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Frogs in the farm forgot their mating calls,
Snails in the silent night paused,
Birds in their flight hung up their feathery coats,
Sky ensnared the clouds on invisible hooks,
Trees puckered, their lips sewn shut,
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Giant sea snake slithered through the ocean’s bed,
Scampered across the dark pools,
Mines of gold it tattered, sighs of schools of fish it battered.
And rose its hood of destruction,
Breeze of malevolence haloed its bulbous head,
Tendrils of uncouth desire clawed at its neck.
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The devilish ensemble was on the foray,
Nature’s spectacle of angst and exhibition of lust was about to begin.
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‘But, I have signed the Copenhagen petition’,
Worried patriot stroked his chin.
‘Prepare the team to escort Nasmei conference invitees’
Rubbing the sleepy eyes, noted the patriot
With her eyes doused in red, face flushed with sleeplessness.
‘Yale conference team!, everyone, let us ring up the PR Agency’,
Scuttling his fingers across the head,
Pointed a patriot to the grand old clock that ticked away imperiously
‘Let us ramp up the database, registrations are pouring in for L’attitude 13’05’
With those words, she picked the receiver.
‘ooph! Telangana’s torrent of turmoil’
Nipping crumbs off bread and sipping caffeine from coffee
He emptied his thoughts volubly.
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The disconcerted snake rested on burgundy soil
(for the industry waste polluted the sea bed)
Enquiringly slipped through the descending sky,
On the Foggy evening. Extended its tongue,
(a slight drizzle now)
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The devilish ensemble was on the foray,
Nature’s spectacle of angst and exhibition of lust was about to begin.
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A whiff of corrosive tumult gripped the snake.
While the world puckered, Patriots at Great Lakes flowered.
Outside, they withdrew their tentacles,
Here, we pulled our swords and broke the shackles.
The snake hissed (lightning, thunder…)
But, the impervious belts of activity around the waists of events
(Nasmei, Yale conference, L’attitude….)
Hinged us down. The snake’s hiss remained a mere whimper
Cat’s purr, dog’s bark or the nature’s hiss,
We staged our spirits indomitable,
laid wistfully oblivious
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The snake respectfully retracted,
The patriots’ impudence lay protracted
The hazy outline redolent of apocalypse receded,
‘Chennai cyclone weakened’ so read
The morning news paper.

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