Red feet

The pigeon
With red feet,
Sits majestically,
On the cable,
Warmly kissed by the
Warm wind,
Ruffling feathers
Tingling graceful neck,
The red gleaming in the sun:
A painful
Reminder of
The cherry red
Of your lipstick
And nail polish
Of your tender
White feet,
Encased softly
In red shoes.

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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: For more details, please visit the website:

7 thoughts on “Red feet

  1. Louis Kasatkin

    “Red feet”,offers the reader a somewhat droll exposition on the inanities of bodily adornment.The ironic juxtaposition of the preening bird is nicely judged in relation to the ensuing comparison.

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