Melting Nowhere

Satish Verma

Everything was in place, 
and I started to find― 
the kingpin, door by door. 

Wanted to know more about the death, 
when you were struck in silence― 
of blackness. 

Displaying the art of kill. It has 
an ancient throw of fangs. 
I am ready to catch the blues. 

All day the hibiscus has 
been bleeding. I will never 
disappoint the skin of the pilgrim. 

Oh pink eyes. Sometimes 
I wonder, why this shade rests 
after wedding a celibate.