Touch of Fog

Touch of Fog

The early-morning

Suburban fog,

Coarse- white

Travelling sheet/s,

Covered the dingy

Surroundings of an

Indian suburb,

Converting it

Into grey-white

Mass,

And also—

Surprised him,

By its swiftness

Of stealthy action

By entering his

Suffocating

Small room,

Via half-open windows,

And kissing

His

Gaunt

Veined

Face,

In its cupped hands,

Very tenderly,

Slowly,
The way

His only

Grand-daughter

Would

Often do—

When she was

Little and cared;

Or,

In a different

Time and era,

Occasionally,

The tears

Got kissed,

By

An overworked

Mother.

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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 “Touch of Fog

  1. Louis Kasatkin

    ” Touch of Fog ” ,renews and re-works the tropes of alienation and social marginalisation that form the pitiless heart of urbanisation and the false promises of modernity that it brings in its baleful wake.

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