Tuesday, April 11, 2006

"The loan"         [lyric]

The earth who lent me my body?
she reclaims the loan in fact
eight pounds at the start I swear!
how much interest must she exact?

the earth who lent me my body
& seemed to forget the transaction?
soon enough (in the midst of the fair!)
she sends her goondas in my direction

she won't let me keep one last penny
prying my fingers away from all loot
& my hand (if it somehow holds any)
she eyes hungrily   what a brute!

perhaps she'll be happy to hold again
my weary & meaningless bones
I'll offer them up with exceeding pain
paying off her exorbitant loans


goonda (Hindi): goon, hooligan, ruffian


Blogger ~River~ said...

I have been meaning to comment on this one. Quite amazing images. Particularly liked the use of "goondas".

Sat Apr 15, 12:07:00 AM PDT  

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