Rush

Twenty one million
people wake up every morning
and snort three lines.

Western,  Central and Eastern.

This coke trip called Mumbai.

And the frenzied mob with a
mad glint in their eyes
pour out to the streets
jostling, pushing, honking,
bitching, screaming, snarling,
scheming, plotting, betting,
climbing, loving, hating.

Helpless nervous twitches
In the clutches of
dreams and terrors.

Lonely fuck
hooked to the hamster
wheel of ambition.

Zombie armies of
efficiency who fuck
out of habit and drink
out of rage.

Running at breakneck
speed just to be in
the same place
till the heart
gives out.

Or the mind.

Expensive habit.
But then nothing is cheap.

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About ramanujshastry

Judgmental, self-obsessed, pompous, unbalanced and brilliant. In that order. View all posts by ramanujshastry

One response to “Rush

  • mojaswi

    That’s beautifully put sir.

    On Mon, Jan 16, 2017 at 11:24 PM, gleamingblackwords wrote:

    > ramanujshastry posted: “Twenty one million people wake up every morning > and snort three lines. Western, Central and Eastern. This coke trip called > Mumbai. And the frenzied mob with a mad glint in their eyes pour out to the > streets jostling, pushing, honking, bitching, scream” >

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