State of Emergency

State of Emergency

A cockroach has lost 

A wing and a limb 

In a ghastly flight for safety

And the broom that caused same

Has caught up with it

At the very mouth if a crevicle

Sweeping it to the feet 

Of it long troubled victim 

Bowel has spilled entrails

Festooned with filth and rots

Of the victor’s resources gnawed to ruins

       ‘Everyday… For a thief’

       ‘One-day… For the owner’

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