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written by: Sunil Sharma



An old model
parked in a corner lot
of a high-rise casting
a gloom over the automobile
past its prime

the windshield
covered with grime
of the passage of time
rusted exterior
red raw

a mushroom
large headed
swaying under the
chassis, fourth tyre
deflated, pathetic

a skull
a flower
a name
out of the layers
of cruel dust piled up

the neat strokes
the work of an expert
an angst-riddled graffiti artist.

This dust-covered sedan
is like that old man left at
the cross-roads by his sons
years ago but the poor parent
still crying and waiting near the junction
for a glimpse of his sons.

Sunil Sharma

Sunil Sharma

Sunil Sharma, a senior academic and author-critic-poet--freelance journalist, is from suburban Mumbai, India. He has published 22 books so far, some solo and some joint, on prose, poetry and criticism. He edits the the monthly bilingual journal Setu published from Pittsburgh, USA
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