In a Dream Last Night

I was very proud in a dream last night
usually I had to spend many nights in police custody
as I cycled at dark without light.
Never did I desire a girl for I had no home.
I never contributed a penny to flood relief funds.
I could not stand up in a crowd and shout–
"I do not approve of these times!"

Yet last night thousands of poems fell on their knees before me
like men in a maidan in Id prayer.
I refused to accept their obeisance
and told them, "I do not like this age of ours.
I give you 24 hours time to change it
and transform into an affectionate woman,
or else I will destroy everything.
Beware! It's me, Amarendra Chakravorty!

 

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