The Misanthrope By Murzban F. Shroff

The Misanthrope
I hate poetry, I hate poetry
The only thing I love is Me
I hate flowers, I hate flowers
The only thing I smell is Me
I hate dope, I hate dope
The only thing I inhale is Me
I hate books, I hate books,
The only thing I read is Me
I hate sex, I hate sex
The only thing I fuck is me
I hate the world, I hate the world
The only thing I love hates Me.

MURZBAN F. SHROFF is the author of three books: Breathless in Bombay (stories), Waiting for Jonathan Koshy (novel) and Fasttrack Fiction (digital shorts). He has published his fiction with over 65 literary journals in the U.S. and received 6 Pushcart Prize nominations. His short story collection, Breathless in Bombay was shortlisted for the Commonwealth Writers’ Prize and rated by the Guardian as among the ten best Mumbai books. His novel, Waiting for Jonathan Koshy, was a finalist for the Horatio Nelson Fiction Prize. His collection of digital shorts, Fasttrack Fiction, is a one-of-its-kind project created for cell phone readers.

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