Music found in lifestyle magazines
Lifestyles of blind beggars on local trains
Playing prayers on old harmoniums suspended
Lifestyles of instrument merchants and makers
With nobody left to buy what they make
Lifestyles of the kamchi iktara maker
Selling ten rupee instruments every summer
Lifestyles of Kirtankars and Priests
Making prayers possible for unrelated people
Through the beat of their word
Their repeated insistence on blurring
phonetic and morphemic boundaries
channeling play between words and feelings
and actions and their empty entry points.
What does this have to do with
Electronic devices and consumption.
Music is featured in lifestyle sections in newspapers
Next to jewelery and diamonds
Next to white truffles and fine suede
Next to celebrity.