Chasing Words

Chasing words

wrapped in everyday chain,

tons of debris on a series of nimble platforms.

for one shining moment,

no one in the meeting hall whipping their tongues.

on a dusty cross road,

near multicolor kiosks, a few perched trees stand tall.

a dreamy eyed passerby,

hold a single stick of fireworks, a burnt candle.

the first citizen of the city,

coconut palms, full of annoyance, grow on each other.

a few drums of burning oil,

send a stringent smell on a gloomy winter afternoon.

petty and pedestrian, spoof and satire,

between conversations a few words float over the railings and burn.

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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.

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