The Rarest Thing

Satish Verma

The night watchman 
has become an etcher. 

The stoning of the shirt 
must stop. These moments were the 
real sinners/beating the moon. 
A simple story becomes an epic. 

The belly buttons start 
stammering. Meaning did not take a bath. 

Canaries have gone on a strike. 
They will not sing on the edge of night. 

An oil painting walks out of the canvas― 
to become a parable. 
The creator of this art 
was done.