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Literature, Poetry

I’m a scoundrel

Posted: February 22, 2020 at 2:22 pm   /   by   /   comments (0)

“Hi there,
Do you have a moment?
You look very familiar, do I know you?”
The stranger patted on my back while saying this.
With a squinted eye I looked at him.
His eerie face halted my transaction. Special transaction.

I smelled money in his query.
A rogue’s nostrils are nimbler than dog’s.

In our shady trade boastful introduction earns the trust
of the naïve and the knave. I gave him a list of government offices
that I strode pompously with 99.99% success rate.

After swallowing my best-selling autobiography, impatiently he asked
“Who are you?”
Promptly I replied, “I’m a scoundrel. Thanks. And you?”

21 February 2020
Kallayanpur, Dhaka

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