And The Sea

by

Kushal Poddar

On the days I see sky colourless
over a stagnant water,
sometimes, not always, I desire
to put a full tide stream
in my mouth and blow up my brain.

"Old man," you will say, "you have
the Hemingway syndrome."

If so, not always. Most of the days
I row my boat. The sky wears its clouds
like medals from the last battle.

An author and a father, Kushal Poddar, editor of 'Words Surfacing’, authored eight books, the latest being 'Postmarked Quarantine'. His works have been translated in eleven languages.