Milk bottles and nipples to suck,
sleep and eat and all the luck.
Hugs and kisses like loads of trucks;
Warm sponge bath and short awkward strut.
Summer time and school no more,
fool around and fight the bore;
Penniless days and bodies sore;
Cashless! but never poor.
Sex and drugs and malicious ink,
waking up drunk in your own stink;
Long crazy nights and fluorescent kink,
acid and raves and eating pink.
Wooden doors and plastered walls,
broken seats in bathroom stalls;
Drunken nights and bar brawls;
Window shopping in outlet malls.
Bitter and old and very grey,
lost battles in life’s lonely fray;
Homeless and hungry on the sidewalk stray,
asking for freedom with every pray-er
By: Viraj Belgaonkar