Frustration deep

Frustration deep
So many ideas, images,
Floating by in a heap,
Surfacing up in troubled sleep,
Coming out for fresh breath,
Before drowning out
In that restless, heaving sea
Of swimming memories,
Flushed up from the abyss,
By a mysterious process,
A deadly flotsam of the
Instants gone by and buried deep,
You try to save many of the swirling
Pieces recalled from the dim past,
Some get caught
Of those gasping sensations concrete,
Floating by merrily in your sleep,
Some get figured out easily,
And expressed in words,
While others escape as fugitives,
Whole experience is
Frustrating deep—
As a mortal, limited,
You soon realize your time
Is up and now fast running out!

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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:

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