On your mark



I am there

very much

standing alone

in the darkest corner



in search

of low light

waiting for

the right



a force infusing

within me

seeking the


of the blocks

crossing the

last hurdle

to watch

the flow


in torrents.


do not care

for the icy looks

for the upper lips

for cold hands

for the ultimate


want to

reach out

to begin



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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.

2 thoughts on “On your mark

  1. Louis Kasatkin

    The poem’s narrator seems to be waiting for a moment,or an opportunity that will alleviate an innate sense of alienation or isolation.The introspection conveys a brooding disquiet.


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