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Virtual Reality

Sunder And Sonati

The chittering of squirrels
The chattering of children
Heralds the guava season
Both confident in
Their ability to skitter away
Before I am anywhere near

When we planted
The tree by the roadside
It was for
Children
The children going
To and from school:
We have never eaten
A single guava
From the roadside tree

Nowadays however
The children going
To and from school
Have their eyes
Glued to their phones:
Blinkered by Virtual Reality
Reality passes them by

We have never eaten
A single guava from
The roadside tree:
Until yesterday