The table is laid with sanguine silver
Warped simulacrum on each surface,
Spoons heft maudlin mud-pie emotion
Fiery feral fork scathes each masked face.
Clattering cutlery tinkers pretension
Sanguine symphony in the naked sun.
The feast is spread
To-be spooned and fed
Knives to dissect forms, cautiously tread-
Deceiving notes just swell and fade.
Radiant sunshine harsh on silver
Macabre symphony, meaning’s deception.
~ Dr. Piku Chowdhury