'The Seductive Hatchback Taxi Is The Market's Most Hired Car': Sriramgokul Chinnasamy's Poems Are A Poet's Delight

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'The Seductive Hatchback Taxi Is The Market's Most Hired Car': Sriramgokul Chinnasamy's Poems Are A Poet's Delight

3 Poems by Sriramgokul Chinnasamy

Circle

Who drove the rented car
that ran over
the pigeon with two missing fingers?


What does that bird
keep looking at?


At the mid of a hundred-storey hotel,
a hanging window cleaner
risks his life
to save for his marriage.


He envies the lady
working across the glass.


Her mistaken affair with her boss
makes her boyfriend jealous.


Her boyfriend
uses the kitchen paper towel
when toilet tissues run short
and dissects the Colgate
to brush during month ends.


He drove the that car
which avenged
the boss – who awaits the fall of the window cleaner
and fill in the position with his wife's brother.

***

Taxi

The seductive hatchback taxi is the market's most hired car
This extremely appealing elite make is an affordable open door
With comforting interiors for all ages and sexes, everyone leaves her a scar
The seductive hatchback taxi is the market's most hired car


Whenever she waits for the customers, near the exit of a bar
Within a couple of smokes after the ignite, she gets engaged for the next hour
The seductive hatchback taxi is the market's most hired car
This extremely appealing elite make is also an affordable open door

***

Forsaken telephone booths

Behind the curtains
of an orthodox street,


A road, dark and red,
to which neither map can guide,
hides from police,
commoners,
and CCTVs.


Once high enough,
find warmth
from each of the installed
pay and use
booths.

***

Sriramgokul Chinnasamy lives in Chennai and has M.A. in Creative Writing from Teesside University, UK. His poems have appeared in Envoi, Live from Worktown, Blue Nib, Kitaab, Muse India, Taj Mahal Review, and Building Bridges: An Anthology. In 2016, he got shortlisted in the Cinnamon Press Poetry Pamphlet Prize.

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