DO NOT THROW DUST ON THE GRAVES
Your gifts, I do not want to keep.
Shapeless doves on the grass,
were ready to take a nascent flight.
My small hands prepare a daisy meal.
Dahlias will bloom when the sun climbs.
I pass the door, that moves like a
stranger, between the people,
looking out for black roses.
One by one the tribes are changing
the colors of flags.
Conversion into sleepless towers
watching the whistles blowing.
Do not throw dust on the graves
in the valley of golden stairs.
The voices are growing louder
after trampeling on the bones.
Submitted by Satish Verma.