PPP Ezine Vol 1, Issue 2: Temp shelter by Sunil Sharma

Three street dogs

lying curled up

near the divider

under a warm sun

oblivious to high-decibel

traffic sounds,

sleeping in that spot

 

along with an old homeless

babbling to an unseen figure

 

his voice drowned by the cacophony

 

the four creatures

expelled and hated by a gated community culture

 

dogs and vagabond suspect

forming a bond, almost familial

 

and generously

sharing a shelter

ad-hoc

 

in the glossy Mumbai

rising skywards.

 

 

 

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