At last
At last when I will die
And (if)
The obituary is published
In some local paper ;
Mr. ‘A’ will say
After reading :
‘ Lo! He was alive till now !
or who knows in place of ‘Lo’! he says ‘So’
taking care , in his use of the word
his tea
will become more tasty –
analysing a few
epithets like , famous , established , new
and becoming generous
to the dead person


there on the bank of some river
blooming in the pyre
a flower will disappear
after the said touch of generosity
despite his sobriety
and tolerance
had Mr. ‘A’
been present
he would have been tormented
at the vulgarity
of such disappearance


                                                                                 - translated by Kailash Vajpeyi