Silence Of The Falls

Satish Verma

Nothing helps. 
The colossus has failed. 
A naked fakir- 
walks in dark moaning. 

You ride a torpedo 
to kill the gossips.It 
misfires.All around 
us is deep water. 

An avalanche buries 
the camp.You will not 
climb the peak now. 

The goddess is stripped 
and alighted from 
the rock.Let us pray 
for the wildfire. 

The sparks become the tears.