The Curse of Trishanku


Do you know the origin,
genesis,the lineage of
"The Great Middle Class"?
The one who scrapes thru
20 days a month,lives on
debts for 10,till fickle
salary drips into the bank.
Pays debts,buys ration, 
cuts an EMI cheque for 
a house tinier than an 
MP's guard box, outside
the tony New Delhi bent.
The one who lives inside 
an illusional prism, with
dreams of freshly painted 
lilacs, on green textured
walls, elevation from the 
floor to dining in the hall.
The one who hopes, than not, 
acche din may wither, fray, fall.
Do you know where "they"
recycle shards of dreams, 
of "The Great Middle Class"?

Hang in there, Trishanku, 
the gravitational pull  
shan't let you fail,"fall".

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