When the Nagas are annihilated ...
All the great rishis and maharishis,
great thinkers, all
the finest minds of our age,
- people we thought of
until, oh, the day before yesterday
as living volcanoes of conscience
ready to blow their tops
at the first sign
of any wrongdoing in the land
or whenever the mighty stayed
from the path of justice -
seem strangely silent
and worried about just one thing:
how to wangle a job for themselves
as officiating priests.