Meena Somasundaram

Comment Inauspicious.

Every other thing passed unnoticed
except the one very insignificant
that of a remark slight and immaterial.
The place where it was said took the arterial
while the way it was spelt looked indecent
The comment became inauspicious most recent
as it went through many voices in turn
taking an innocuous trend and burnt.
Words once uttered become not ours
but take the identity of the course
releasing a morbidity and disaster
making the receiver wreath in pain thereafter.