Behind the Face


Behind the surface, white and glossy
The rough black stones of pricking jealousy.
Smiling congratulations on your grand success
They, with uneven lid, gnawing pain suppress.

The black spots must be covered with paints
To show the marks of saintly restraints.
The red-toothed coated ferocity
Must be confined till night’s black opportunity.

The demon Maricha is everywhere
Wandering around as a splendid deer.
Not only face but the voice is a trap
Know fully the inside and outside and their gap.


Published on December 7th, 2022




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