Campus Police by Pankhuri Sinha

Hosting a harassment filing competition almost
The campus police
Taking over
As the voice of the powerful
A strange power mediator
Becoming the mighty
The voice of the establishment
Becoming one with them
Speaking in their voice
Their views
Against you
Always against you
You, the newcomer
You, the dreamer
To the extent against you
As to get you out of the picture
Removed forever
From all frames of power
Are these your keys
Still asks the officer
In my nightmares
But the campus police
Leaping, lunging its car
In an animated movement
Rhythmical with my phone calls
Quietly walking by
Bicycling with a smirky face
Bicycling just to cross paths
Bicycling just to bicycle infront
Standing before posters of messages
Extremely relevant
Pertinent to the moment
Pertinent to the theft
Of my letter
Of immigration papers
Papers as important
As stamps of immigration
Standing then
Infront of paper posters
Mimicking the style of the culprit
The aggressor, the harassor
Who won over me
And still such an enigma
The campus police
The handcuff carrying
Steel bodied
Armour plated
Copper handed
Gold toothed
Campus police
Surveying young students
In fair county
First world.

Copyright Pankhuri Sinha


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