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Today’s Headlines by Srinjoy Dey

all you need to know today

is that she

was smoking at a café

wearing a Yellow Sari,

all you need to know about it,

is that her purple lip-stick

Wasn’t – smudged,

and her Red eyes

saw flakes of your skin


on the marble tiles

all you need to know

is that the smoke

which was dragged out of her mouth,

wanted to stay

in the cage of her chest

and the cigarette she held between

the obscene and the covenant,

was like the trident

she gripped her paws around

the night before

the burn marks became more evident

than the ring-mark on her finger

all you need to know is

that she inherited the Sari

from her mother

but painted it Yellow herself

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