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Thursday, 31 May 2012

Thirty Years Vintage

Thirty years’ choked voice crackles,
mostly white noise, whispers-
this man kills him, but he forgot.
The miracle of oblivion winds through the child’s city.
Rocks the crown of the trees parked in a circle.
On some black days the memories celebrate with salt and wound.
Those occasions rise in blue moons or old kin’s visitation.

© Kushal Poddar

After 33 Years, Police Make Arrest in Case of Etan Patz

Kushal Poddar (1977- ) resides in Kolkata, India. He has written fiction and scripts for TV and his poems have been published in various online and print magazines all over the world.


  1. I read a poem of this on another blog and this led me to know of Etan.

    Hopefully justice will soon be seen to be done and his family will gain relief.

    Anna :o]

  2. the echos of pain .. in a child's voice on the wind well done...

  3. Oh, I remember this case well. But the Qs remain: is this guy merely nuts?