To Please God


The portals of the village temple
stay washed and clean
A billy goat walks in stride
with an aurora.

The black kid has no suspicion.
Enjoys the parade. Folks make merry.
A band plays. It sets up the mood.
Looks an entertainment.

The priest sprinkles turmeric water.
Scared, Billy bleats,
breaks and rushes away.

The party chase him,
while the priest urges him to return.
He attempts to escape. Defecates.

The axe falls on the neck.
The kid gives out a final ailing note.
while the eyes emit empathy.

Billy lays down his life.
It is a ritual based on superstition,
performed by Man to claim power and wealth.