Give up

Steps
outnumber
legible in ink
there is a cohesion
the marks of the mind
settle in the wooden desk
in a state of dark and soiled
the essence of life and energy
seething, smoking, spilling over
laconic, ambitious, greatest secret
letters, words or the factual references
chaos of bursting life and existence itself
the images shimmer gently, and then wipe down
call up emotions, rushing past, detonate and run away.

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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.

1 thought on “Give up

  1. Louis Kasatkin

    Even a casual, perfunctory reading of ” Give up” gives you simply more than the sum of its parts. On screen the actual appaerance of the poem’s lay-out seems to resemble a sort of ziggurat in profile, right from the word “steps” down to “away”. And packed solidly into its 68 words are some tantalising apocryphal “clues”,such as,”greatest secret”,”letters ,words or the factual references”. Shades of Dan Brown and the Da Vinci Code!!!

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