Rumuz E Bekhudi
The vowels of the English language
conceal the fatigue of the struggles faced
while making it to the end of every month,
rationing survival until another paycheck.
The consonants of this language
beautify the scars of shame
bestowed by rabid, howling necessities.
The idiom and the accent
sweetens the bitter taste of hogging
at used clothes, books and
How poverty draped in English
cradles middle class pride.