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



in the glossy Mumbai

rising skywards.





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