Hopes on Sale

Hopes on sale
at flea market
they throng the alleys
with varicosed legs
and flailing arms
eyes bulging out of orbits
Hopes on sale
dirt cheap
jaded worn-out and used
The risk is all you risk
take it or leave it
grab the selling hopes
they might even take you
to the moon
miss the chance
and
you grope your way
through
in a dingy fleapit.

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About Madhumita Ghosh

Studied at Jadavpur University, Calcutta, India. M.A. M.Phil Ph.D in English. Associate Professor in a degree college affiliated to Calcutta university. Love reading, writing poems and short stories. Translation is another passion Have translated English Romantic poetry to Bengali and Tagore poems to English.

5 thoughts on “Hopes on Sale

  1. Lokesh Roy

    O my ! Hoping against hope that hope shall come through unhurt unfazed after such a harangued ordeal !

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