baba and dada

Maruti Naik
Jul 18, 2022


the babas you cheer
the dadas you hail
their clever words
and liberal facade
betray eventually

your respect finally
ground to dust
for them just a step
to their summit of arrogance

when the mask falls off
& you still submit
then the jokes on you

hold them
to a higher standard
make your respect expensive
let them earn it

stop clapping
stop praising
unfollow bigots
cut off their oxygen

no one became big ever
playing to empty halls

choose wisely



Maruti Naik

I write to remember. I write to remain honest. I write to leave a bread crumb trail for my daughter. I write to relax. Trying to impress my better half, I write