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Mumbai dreams

In Poem on July 17, 2011 at 4:05 pm

Motion blurs at Zaveri Bazaar

It’s evening and we are headed home

But suddenly a flash and then two more

Still life for some with

No direction home

In case of bombs, show resilience

But I am dead now

Diamonds clenched in my fist

Saved from fire and flight

Nine lottery tickets in my back pocket

Saved from Mumbai rain

Blood and evidence washed away

Sanitized for evening news

Hand them over as my only belongings

To the resilient survivors

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  1. one of the victims of the Mumbai triple-blast had in his possession, nine lottery tickets in his back pocket…

    In memory of that unknown hard worker of diamonds, who left before finding out if he was lucky

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