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The Verdict

Is there a need for evidence?
the remains of the bite was visible
the culprit is hiding somewhere

how long can he hide in there?

Five faint kerosene lamps are lit now

and the soot painted walls are whitened

the search for bloody bedbugs starts

how long can he hide in there?

Come out you buggers, come out

let me treat you another round, he swears

a farmer woken from his mid-summer night’s dream


nurses the bitten portion in his arm.

Under wooden floors, where bamboo rug folds

how long can he hide in there?

how noxious buggy odour fills the room!

the farmer’s disturbing sleep disturbed.

Somewhere a baby is born

an unidentified father is out on the run

a genetic hunt is about to begin

how long can the man hide in there?

What prompted her verdict?
How could the woman possibly fail to draw
a boundary between a man and the man?
How best to paint conscience of men?

P.S: This is something I wrote years ago and still haunts me dear. 

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