Urna Bose
The Failure of Words

Pressing my palms together, the three-dimensional origami of ‘prayer’.
‘Peace’ – a bone-white synonym for phony.
Rice, turnips, last rights – hang in there Syria.
‘Humanity’ - a prescription for headlines and breaking news.
Meanwhile, my ghost awaits her turn in the queue.
‘Refugee’ – the swarming flies aren’t that, perfectly at ‘home’
in my splattered belly. The bullets cough up putrid
‘condolences’ – interchangeable for causes or chants.
Then, another word furtively slithers up my spine.
‘Please’ – an invocation to the hovering grey-mottled vulture above.

Urna Bose is an award-winning advertising professional, writer, poet, editor, and reviewer. Her poetry has gone viral, globally. She won ‘The Enchanting Editor Award 2019’, from the Telangana Poetry Forum and the ‘Women Empowered - Scintillating Creative Impactful – Feminine Power Inspiration Award 2020’. And the prestigious Nissim International Prize for Poetry, 2021. As the Deputy Editor for Different Truths, she also devotes her time to the ‘Poet 2 Poet’ column. Urna’s advertising campaigns have won global creativity awards, and some are industry case studies.

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