Tuesday, July 12, 2016

Invitation Cancelled



Pablo Picasso, The Tragedy, 1903
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Invitation Cancelled

I did not cancel it
Am no body to do so
It cancelled itself out
Placed itself right on the top
Unlike the fine prints of ‘Conditions Apply’
Which remain hidden somewhere underneath
The brochures of insurance companies--
Rather like the hawkers of fish market
It cried hoarsely and in unison
“Invitation Cancelled’, ‘Invitation Cancelled’
After all what do you expect
In this morbid valley of broken vows
When all come in to bemoan
Uninvited, unsolicited, unproposed
Erasing the distinctions
Between you and me
Between twilight and wee-hours
Between death and life
Between reality and illusion
Between images real and those in the mirror

Between hosts and guests

Kumar Vikram