Time has come


A stone on my back,

Heaves from a sinking ship,

A moving cloudburst,


Undulating tides,

Have all had their way with me.

Vanquished – I lie


Waiting for the dawn

Of a sun-breezy day,

Silver-lined oaths


To free my bondage

And cover my nakedness,

Shield my dignity.


Time to lift the curse

To clear the smog in the air

That blinded us all.


Time has come for us

To rinse away the rancour

Of a captured state!