An outsider’s nightfall at Bangalore…

In the dusty evenings
Dreams begin to hover
In thin air

Minds converge in lust
Swirling along with the dust
City lights breathe hot
Misty beams

The hourglass is fast
Quicken to conquer
People are speeding
On absurd contraptions
Like protons and neutrons
Caught in inescapable orbits…

As clouds of smoke and laughter
Gather in dark crevices
In growling dens
Glowing red eyes meet
Like clusters of cockroaches
Metallic sounds clang
Someone’s soul cry
Wails out of a CD.

Salty tears mingle
With sugary voices
And pangs of loneliness.

Suddenly, swarms collect on the streets
Lethargy sets in like an activity
Day faces change to nocturnal Mr.Hydes

There are years of effort
Displayed in glass cases
Like silent thronging greed.
Mannequins gaze from
Inside and outside…

A pall descends
Upon the nameless ones
Inside patched blankets
On the streets…
Profuse rotting excess
Is only for the eyes to feast upon.
Plump dogs run about in excitement
Not noticing the crumbs
Spilled in plenty.

A spiritual void
Smothers the noise
Zombies haunt the thoroughfare
Hearts pumping anaemic blood
Searching for a hint of solace.

Glittering lights Glittering jewels
Glittering eyes with eager surrender
Glitter on like
Tutankamhen’s gold…

Vehicle horns
Nauseate the ears
Fragrances of the unnatural kind
Emanate
Reeking like a burning tyre
Ethanol, alcohol, Nicotine and Marijuana

Somewhere in a nook
Another fresh mind gets impacted
Somewhere stop
And observe detached.

P.S: All poems have imaginary details… This one too…however the impression the city made on me is as real as real can be.

4 thoughts on “An outsider’s nightfall at Bangalore…

  1. if ever something captured the other face of bangalore, it must be this..

    Glittering lights Glittering jewels
    Glittering eyes with eager surrender
    Glitter on like
    Tutankamhen’s gold…

    something to silence all those ppl who swear by bang..

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