Why is moral conscience so thin?

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There are nights

when collective conscience howls

like old miseries

deep inside democratic dungeons

The executioner wipes his hand

and neatly folds a black hood

He has stopped breathing

The public can exult

Guests descend upon studios

in big cars and winter shawls

No registered mail arrives

in desolate apple orchards

We are a secret society now

where death, too, is classified

There are no graves

Memory, too, is hanged

Does life become extinct

when the soul has exited?

Someone ask the grand minister

why is moral conscience so thin?

© Sameer

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