When I was asleep.
It was so much better.
When I was stone cold.
I enjoyed the weather.

Now I trust no one.
My zone has closer boundaries.
I let no one near.
Pent up anger leads to vagaries.

I lived in a rut, but dared to crawl.
I’m hurt. Yes! You ‘know-it-all”.
I pretend to know a six-stringer.
I always pocket a negative harbinger.

Varun Rajagopalan.