Thursday, July 28, 2016

Invitation Cancelled-III

Invitation Cancelled-III

As a way of instant communication
In unforeseen situations
When we cancel much planned engagements impromptu
And prefer to convey to the guests
Via neighbours or common acquaintances
(At the back of mind thinking of a detailed sharing of events at a later indefinite date)
He would have put out advertisements of
"Invitation Cancelled" " Invitation Cancelled"
As he had to confront more urgent work
Like searching for the missing
Attending the injured
Mourning the dead
Or just suffering in silence
Or praying for the safety of the invitees
Or some work requiring lonely engagements
In a crowded noisy ambience
As if reminding him of the geological definition of a valley--
' a depression in the hills'.

Kumar Vikram

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