Poems by
Venkataramani K

Death (Wayside Whispers)

a poem by Venkataramani K

A guffaw explodes soundly
in the faces
of the living
the vegetating
the hibernating
the politicking
through marrowless bones
ashes of babes
unmouthed syllables
of tomb-born worms
and grass silently grown
o’er scarce trod cemeteries;
few care to listen-
the robot march and swing
proceed undeterred.