Shadows, whose faces are there?
missing the known vowel,
beneath water,
the wind break out in savage laughter,
the coast takes a sharp turn
for the rugged cliff.

like an advanced wave
so near me
rolling on the yellow sand bed,
the words in Helvetica fonts
burst into tears,
melt down slowly in lower depth.

in you, I never see my scarred face
under light and shadow,
we wonder where to look
standing at bay, on the broken crustaceans
I cannot hear you talk
about the storm clouds and dying sunset

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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.

5 thoughts on “Shadow

  1. Louis Kasatkin

    A thoroughly intriguing work of ” Poetry Noir “. The tropes of estrangement come with black and white movie resonances,reminding the reader of ” The Maltese Falcon ” and ” The Third Man “.


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