By Rajesh Mishra#

sliced lettuce and cabbage ideas,
saucy tongues, vinegar expressions
of Warhol bodies and Valerie minds,
clichés steaming like sizzlers

for you and for me!

Like a squeezed tomato
pulp fiction of our pedestrian
lives, spreads on table

in se, our salad days,
bon appétit!

# About the poet:
Rajesh Kumar Mishra studied English literature at Patna University and Delhi University, and is currently serving as a member of Indian Revenue Service. He has been writing poetry since his early college days and has been inspired by likes of T.S. Eliot, Jorge Luis Borges, Pablo Neruda, Octavio Paz, Wisława Szymborska, Zbigniew Herbert and Tomas Tranströmer.
His first poetry collection, The Caged Black, was recently published on 29 July 2012.

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