He waits

He waits
Coughing old man,
Waits patiently,
This side of the
Marital/martial bed
—As wide as the Australian continent—
Mid-night hour,
The way
A young bride waits,
Half-asleep,
Half-awake,
In the 3-room condominium
For her
Man to return
From a swanky
MNC office in
Congested
Gurgaon,
Bangalore,
Or,
Mumbai;
Or,
A sick patient,
Her dour doctor,
First thing,
In an
Overcrowded Delhi
Municipal hospital,
On a bitter
January-morning!

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About Sunil Sharma

Sunil Sharma is Mumbai-based senior academic, critic, literary editor and author with 22 published books: Seven collections of poetry; three of short fiction; one novel; a critical study of the novel, and, eight joint anthologies on prose, poetry and criticism, and, one joint poetry collection. He is a recipient of the UK-based Destiny Poets’ inaugural Poet of the Year award---2012. His poems were published in the prestigious UN project: Happiness: The Delight-Tree: An Anthology of Contemporary International Poetry, in the year 2015. Sunil edits the English section of the monthly bilingual journal Setu published from Pittsburgh, USA: http://www.setumag.com/p/setu-home.html For more details, please visit the blog: http://www.drsunilsharma.blogspot.in/

1 thought on “He waits

  1. Louis Kasatkin

    The poem shows the reader tiny, but not insignificant moments that are microcosms of our everyday and of a much broader picture.

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