Kolkata, India 2/27/2017

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in india
hangin’ at kolkata airport killing time
before a banzai ride into howrah station
somehow locate the train that will take us through the country
see what we can find
women in bright saris
red dye between their eyes
dosas & chutney
little yellow taxicabs
machine gun military men
sitars
tabla music

 

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2.

the ride into town like nothing ever seen
(puts that downtown lima battered taxi jaunt to shame !)
into a sea of cars trucks buses pedestrians fruit cart bicycles
a honking of horns
a scrambling of bodies &
noise & cows &
shit

a teeming humanity

through one clogged &
festering neighborhood
after another
into impossible alleys
piled with
baskets of wares &
wires & ramshackle buildings
over a sun blazed bridge
careening with motors blitzing
as the ferries fathom
far below

ejected at howrah station
straight into the bedlam miasma
tens of thousands queuing up
for a plethora of trains
somehow find the one to take us
into india

 

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3.

howrah station a madhouse
a cathouse
thousands of people
rushing to & fro
with parcels
bags
giant wicker baskets
balanced atop their heads
one hundred colored saris
bangles & beads
the trains pull out
blasting their horns
piled with baggage
bodies &
more

kolkata a
seething cauldron
of humanity
dust
piss
food
huts &
shit

 

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