Daily Archives: July 24, 2019

I hear you, Nazanin, by Sheila Jacob

I am not a silent poet

You wake me tonight
rattling chains
like Marley’s ghost
but there’s no death
in this haunting.

I hear your anger
as you grapple
ankle cuffs
that bind you
to your hospital bed,

I hear you warning
your captors,
and demanding
a release.
I hear the throb

of your heart
against my ribs,
your breath is strong
and rising
from my mouth,

your voice
becoming my own
as I cry out
against a madness
that was never yours.

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Loony Tunes, by Kushal Poddar

I am not a silent poet

Nn-Nn-Nn, a tune
turns you into a loon
albeit if you
recall the stew words ferment
you will get free
and also be caged –
now how can you place your obscene phrases
on the ditty and let
the dappled run of its hide hide the coyness
one meets once mated
while round the lane’s bend
three years old is cudgeled
because of the faith his pop bears.


Authored ‘The Circus Came To My Island’, ‘A Place For Your Ghost AnimalsUnderstanding The Neighborhood’, ‘Scratches Within’, ‘Kleptomaniac’s Book of Unoriginal Poems’, ‘Eternity Restoration Project- Selected and New Poems’ and now ‘Herding My Thoughts To The Slaughterhouse-A Prequel’ (Alien Buddha Press)

Author Page – amazon.com/author/kushalpoddar_thepoet

Twitter- https://twitter.com/Kushalpoe

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