Dozens sit with dead silence
Tagore staring from larger than life portrait
his eyes freezed in the vacuum of divinity
the silence of air is broken
by flutter of newspapers,
the squeaks of chair
to attend distant calls on cell.
A bird chirps on a tree
to invite others for intimate gossips
inanimate blade of fans
wobble the lifeless pages of books.
The twitter of titahri bird
rivals the silence of air conditioner.
Dozens of heads immersed
in lifeless pages of books.
© Sushil Kumar