What’s Coming Down the Pike

You don’t know what’s coming down the pike.

No one does.

Covid-19 showed that.

Now there are rumours of something else.

It doesn’t have a face or name

but the word ‘China’ is often invoked.

But no one knows.

But something is coming.

You can see its shadow.

Hear its footsteps.

Feel it breathing down yr neck.

And I feel like the poet Mark Strand

who always saw something coming down the pike

which is why he always slept, he says,

with one eye open.

4 thoughts on “What’s Coming Down the Pike

  1. Not sure why China earned such a reputation but because of that a lot of Indians get a lot of grief. These are North-east Indians who share some DNA, hence the skin and face features with Chinese. The Poor people are treated like infiltrators in the rest of India. And whatever comes down the pike, we’ll face it once it is here. Good sleep is needed for quick thinking. Close that eye

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