On Visarjan

Does their religion awaken 

If we lose sleep 

Over drums banging doom 

And voices sloganeering threats 

to crescents and stars?


Does their god enjoy

Being paraded 

Like an emblem 

of victories imagined

and temples of epic kings?


Their pink gulaal clings 

to the soles of my chappals

with greater authority every year.

No matter how much 

I avoid stepping on it.

 Saee Koranne-Khandekar

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