Sudeshna takes up a current topic of discussion in her verse. The recent demonetisations by the government created a panic among the middle-class people, with limited means of money, for Different Truths.
Dear E F Schumacher,
How true was your marker
“Small is beautiful”
Life’s pleasures plentiful
We did not apply the principles
And stashed without scruples
Greed and unchecked veracity
Of diminishing marginal utility
Hoarded our purchasing power
Which turned a tad too sour
As the carpet was jerked under the feet
We could just roast and bleat
White will be the new black
Renounced or given the slack
Time will tell its own story
Of defeated or grand glory
A masterstroke and stunned bewilderment
A strange helplessness and a stranger predicament
A well thought out strategic plan
A slack before time tested ban
Panic running by headless chickens
Before cunning dawns to all those smitten!
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