Culture & Society

The Loops Of Love On The Holi Day

The fingers can make you feel - I open a flower one petal at a time/until nilch remains of it except a sense of loss and gain we lose again and again.

People daubed with colours during the Lathmar Holi celebrations in Mathura. (Representative)
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The fingers have something to do
with the chemical spill and the blood's 
ebb and tide inside. Something to do
with the way colours make you feel
when I rub a pinch of some hue
no one really dislikes - even if it's red
and we have witnessed
a dissection after the war has ended,
after the scalpels are thrown back
on to a tray so cold and so steel.

The fingers can make you feel -
I open a flower one petal at a time
until nilch remains of it 
except a sense of loss and gain
we lose again and again.
 

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