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Conversing about Life | A Poem by Kushal Poddar

Your silence speaks to mine,
greets good morning, makes
green tea with honey.
Blink, your loose tee. Blink,
your pile of homework.
Future arrived early.
One bird on the window
maintains its thin balance
as if the wood shed
its state of being, light
lighter than photons.
And time dissolves its
firmness. Isotopes
of nothingness roam
from the room of sleep
on whose door sways
Disturbance Shall Be
Treated With Silence
to the room of hush
whose door is ajar.
And you stir them all,
dutifully theirs.


Kushal Poddar is widely published in several countries, prestigious
anthologies included Men In The Company of Women, Penn International MK etc and featured in various radio programs in Canada and USA and collaborated with photographers for an exhibition at Venice and with performers for several audio publications. He is presently living at Kolkata and writing poetry, fictions and scripts for short films when not engaged in his day job as a counsel/lawyer in the High Court At Calcutta. He authored, The Circus Came To My Island’and “A Place For Your Ghost Animals”.

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