Middle-class relations

Middle-class relations
Middle-class
Relations
Now are
Like the bare
Sofa frames —
Minus the seats and backs,
Empty,
Gaping,
Only
The odd
Outer hulk,
No substance inside—
A dozen of the
Empty egg shells
Left on the
Kitchen platform
By a careless
Bachelor
In half-pants,
Or,
A solitary
Single woman,
A Bridget Jones-type,
In metro- India,
Obsessed with
Body fat,
Lolling on a
Bean bag,
Talking on her
Blackberry,
On a lazy
Rainy
Sunday afternoon.

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About Sunil Sharma

Sunil Sharma is Mumbai-based senior academic, critic, literary editor and author with 22 published books: Seven collections of poetry; three of short fiction; one novel; a critical study of the novel, and, eight joint anthologies on prose, poetry and criticism, and, one joint poetry collection. He is a recipient of the UK-based Destiny Poets’ inaugural Poet of the Year award---2012. His poems were published in the prestigious UN project: Happiness: The Delight-Tree: An Anthology of Contemporary International Poetry, in the year 2015. Sunil edits the English section of the monthly bilingual journal Setu published from Pittsburgh, USA: http://www.setumag.com/p/setu-home.html For more details, please visit the blog: http://www.drsunilsharma.blogspot.in/

7 thoughts on “Middle-class relations

  1. Lokesh Roy

    Be it the ‘bean bag’ or ‘the body fat’ or the ’empty egg shells’ or the ‘bare sofa frames’ for that matter; they all equivocally depict the emerging middle class in India that is yet to find it’s true identity .This crisis is well put indeed.

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