The Tricolour

First published in Countercurrents, August 2020

A 40 kg silver brick overrides the
threat of the grim Saffron coronal rim
that explodes in the stomach
of a fever-ravaged populace
Hunger floods the Green
challenging it to celebrate
internecine borders crimsoned
by the wheel, the sickle, the crescent
Hatred bubbles under hooded
jobless seekers of truth.
Jails clang with differences
between Left and Right.
The White in a democratic writhe cries...

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