erudite thinkers
—poetry by Ananya S Guha

erudite thinkers are many
but erudition is less,
cosmetics lie in umbrella
handed denizens, transmitting
knowledge through mobile blazers
and head phones
books have taken shape
of cardboard realities
fossilized in cosy catchets
don't read
don't think
only ogle at catamarans
in the zoo
you will know your lineage
and when you stopped thinking, 
reading, sans spectacles
which must have been pilfered 
by your progenitor.

Ananya S Guha lives in Shillong, INDIA.