Playing Games by Ananya S Guha

yyou swindle them
big bazaars and all
call them malls
have literary meets
call all the super duper
people and in the elegant
debates on nationalism
the hawker will still sell
on those dirty pavements
to wipe the dust with grimy
hands staggering to find
a shelter near those big
super dupers, with their
fat children, unable to hold
a fatter ice cream which
the mother or the father
replenishes. so we have come
to this country from third world
to first, with electronic cities
and games. the children on the streets
play their games of shooting.

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