• mainakbasak 5w

    Sleep is scarce

    in the drowning city;

    Vultures circle overhead

    for our final rites


    A stone angel lies half-immersed in water,

    while a society fully immersed in superstition

    and the vanities of its own wishes

    pursues its insatiable desires


    Under surveillance of serpent eyes

    we seek amusement,

    for it is encouraged,

    by the reptiles

    Who slide away

    At the first sign of trouble


    So we whisper forbidden words of defiance,

    for in the drowning city,

    love is forbidden,

    so is suicide,

    words of wisdom

    and songs of the times gone by



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    The drowning city

    ©mainakbasak