The travelling fog
Comes and kisses
The old man out for
A slow morning walk,
Startling him completely
By the cold breath;
Like that hurried peck
Given years ago,
By a forgetful son
Before he departed forever for
The seductive United States,
Never came back.

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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: For more details, please visit the website:

1 thought on “Kiss

  1. Louis Kasatkin

    ” Kiss ” evokes with commendable brevity the whole gamut of emotions and vicissitudes of personal relationships.A peerless exemplar of the dictum that ” less is more ” .


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