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
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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.