How desperate we are to laugh-
To chime with a can of laughter-
Exhaling nervous relief,
Reassured that it wasn't a can of worms.
A concert is over.
See you at the next one.
In the meantime
We shall continue to create and assimilate
The sweetest music ever-
A comment on the Zubin Mehta concert in Kashmir in particular and, in general, on the fragile camouflage we put over our simultaneous guilt and apathy in the face of suffering around us.
First published in The Kashmir Walla, February 2014.