Wednesday, May 16, 2012

Kolkata - 2

Kolkota, March 2012

On the street
In Kolkata
The busescarslorriestruckscowstractorsminivans
Compete for space
Diagonally head on side by side
And the heat and dust
Choke you
Drivers curse at pedestrians and 
vehicles glare at each other
and you journey on
In spite of.

A small fish falls from an open truck
Full of still-live fish
On to the hot tarred road

From a kind of frying pan
To a kind of fire

And for a moment the serious faces
Scrunched up in the struggle for space
Relax, laugh,
Point at the strange small piece of life
Still trying  to live
In spite of.