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  THE TRAFFIC CAME TO A SCREECHING HALT
A LAME BEGGAR RAN FOR HIS LIFE
THE INDOLENT POLICEMAN STOPPED PICKING HIS NOSE
TO PUFF FRANTICALLY AT HIS WHISTLE
AND HUMAN VOICES MINGLED TO MAKE
A CACAPHONY OUT OF HONKING HORNS

AS TWO DOGS
ONE NEEDLESSLY FOLLOWING ANOTHER
CROSSED THE BUSY ROAD
IN SEARCH OF THEIR TAILS
TO WAG FROM THE OTHER SIDE

IN MOCK AMUSEMENT
AT THE UNCIVILISED NOISE
AND FUROR OF HUMAN ENTERPRISE

ramesh gandhi