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Truths and Lies | A Poem by Pragati Gupta

Shirtless truths can be as convincing
As draped lies
Here where electricity
In cities is drained
For romance and a tête-à-tête
On a cosy couch with danish cookies
At a well-walled tea party.

The lies here uttered
Are tobacco to your lungs,
In vogue and considered classy
Among them
Cancering the kernel,
The kernel of exaction
In a dissertation of life.

Pragati Gupta is a masters student in English in the University of
Calcutta after her bachelors from Loreto College, Kolkata. An avid
reader and poet, she desires to pursue her career in academics.

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