Bio Note: I am a Pushcart Award nominated poet. The Fern-Gatherers’ Association is my latest poetry collection. My works have been published in Stand, The Bitter Oleander, Ink Sweat and Tears and elsewhere. I live in Kolkata, India and love remote places, tea and mobile photography.
An Urgent Telegram from Eros in Autumn
A GLANCE (STOP) A POUT (STOP) A SIGH (STOP) MAYBE MORE THAN THAT (STOP) YOU DON’T KNOW (STOP) SAY RED POPPIES ON BLACK ICE (STOP) SAY THE SHAPE OF THE HOLLOW INSIDE YOUR CHEST (STOP) WHERE SOMEONE CAN JUST FIT IN (STOP) SAY MODIGLIANI GIFTING YOU ‘RECLINING NUDE’ (STOP) BETWEEN BLUE AND GOOD EVENING (STOP) A JOURNEY GETS LIMITED (STOP) BY ITS DESTINATION (STOP) LIKE A FALL (STOP) HAVE A GOOD TIME (STOP) YOU CANNOT STOP NOW (STOP)
A Draft Break-up Telegram Not Sent
ACCEPT WHAT IS LOST (STOP) LOST FOREVER (STOP) A CITY WITHOUT A MEMORY (STOP) AN ALZHEIMER PATIENT (STOP) YOUR DELETED PHONE NUMBER (STOP) A TREE WITHOUT A NAME (STOP) LIKE REPEATED UNANSWERED MESSAGES TO A DEAD FRIEND (STOP) LIKE A GOD REMEMBERED ONLY IN PRAYERS (STOP) A LOSS COMMUNICATED NOW (STOP) BUT ONLY MUCH LATER (STOP) TAKE CARE (STOP)
©2022 Sekhar Banerjee
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