Tuesday, July 12, 2016

Indian Train Dream

The last Virar-bound local departing Bandra station on 2 September 2006. Photograph by Rakesh. Licensed under the Creative Commons Attribution-Share Alike 2.0 Generic license.




Indian Train Dream

I dream I am on an overnight train in
India bodies stacked on ossuary racks
Naked feet dancing the track's beat
Suspicious sighs of relief
Passing conductor
Shines a yellow flashlight to
Guide my pen
No this light is coming from
Passing jars of sodium
Vapor and the train
Jerks to a stop and
Coffee growls and gurgles in the
Throat of a passing crier
Old woman in a dead white
Sari sits up from her
Sleep a curious
Corpse to see in
What state we are.