A sense of possibility

I do not know what to expect,

standing still near the window
a night of downpours,
a few wet pumpkin seeds,
the splashing of water against
the stone,

shifting glances
a trace of breeze,
a sense of possibility
each day it weakens
around the water’s edges.

what’s that?
broken clips, clipped wings,
doors shut tight,
a quiet moment,
is it what you expect?

the wind offers to stay back,
a light rain still falling
on the leafless tree,
words pervade inside
waft in a few promises.

in doing so,
reveal a smile,
drumming up courage,

my hopes
rising up like waves
stirring and shifting,

only the lights will change,
there is more to it,
a day not meant to end.

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About gopallahiri

Gopal Lahiri, a bilingual poet from India, has been writing poetry for more than twenty years. He has had five poetry collections in Bengali (mother tongue) and five collections in English. His poems appeared in print and electronic publications worldwide. He is a regular contributor of poems in several poetry web sites and magazines.

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