Not You, Kathmandu
Kathmandu, you pulled my body seven years ago,
Delivered me headlong into your shattered facade.
I am confused each time I wake up inside you.
Are you a city or a magnet for lost souls?
I see the young ones dragging their brains
Out of you. Why can’t you stop them?
In this valley of Gods, why have the Gods
Abandoned you? Your mirrors are all broken.
You can’t see your own face in them.
Is that why you wear a different face everyday?
Kathmandu, modernity’s malformed child,
Whining and scratching at heaven's cold doorway,
I am confused each time I walk to meet you.
You have swallowed me, but I cannot be you.
Poetry by Bibek
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Written on 2018-08-02 at 13:50
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