A swollen pigment ablaze like an Amarbel.
prophet. saint. Pivot.
a skull in a jute rag but you care about
moisturizers and dead pigeons in the alley.
Sometimes, I find the thinness of things
remarkable. Wood is pious, if not it becomes,
in some way. Can’t you see? religion is the lid
over a manhole out of which emerges a hand
and some hate it for it veils the shav (body),
some pray: for it protects them from the
unknown. But eventually, everyone finds a
color for their torch hat.
Sarthak Kamble is currently a student. He lives with his three cats in India.