A Celebrity Couple Divorces On TV


A sofa floats away.
So do the certificate & the kettle.

The couple looks on, a pair of eyes
melting like discarded chocolate,

furtive. This is how
all marriages are –

kids tearing apart the bonnets
of their restless noons, bumblebees

relishing the girders of their chorus,
mutts getting divided from muzzle to tail,

ghost houses put up for sale or surrender,
empty suitcases queueing at the airport.

Karthik Keramalu