An evening
Awaits gingerly,
Like an old mother
Cooped up in a cluttered
Corner of a 1 BHK flat,
Eager and expecting —
For a fleeting glance
To confirm
Their short
Gloomy existence
In a crowded
Mad South Asian city
Chasing wealth, power and glam,
Equally transient like seasons,
And nights.

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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 website: https://sunil-sharma.com/

4 thoughts on “Expectation

  1. Sunil Sharma Post author

    Thanks Louis.
    It refers to Bedroom-Hall-Kitchen (BHK). I kept the abbreviated form to convey that flavour of Mumbai lingo in it. Generally, it is a tiny flat and overcrowded.

  2. lokesh roy

    i love the words- gingerly-cooped up-cluttered corner-gloomy existence- they all happening in a mad South Asian city- titillating the senses

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