Wednesday, May 8, 2013
JESUS, YOU MISPLACED THE CROWN AGAIN
I do not find your crown,
joke about its imperfect thorns,
but everyone in this desert town
has them in person
They prick and puncture
and hold the dam's hole
so the blood
will not flood the familiar famine.
The swing of door freezes midway.
I swoon on to the road.
The posts of defunct lamps
crucifix and crisscross the trail.
I lost my crown,
You shout in bold.
The dilute blinks of some stars
pursue your voice,
shiver and then move afar.
About Kushal Poddar:
Kushal Poddar (1977- ) resides in the city of Kolkata , India . Apart from poetry, he has written fiction and scripts for television mini-series. His English poems have been published in various online and print magazines all over the world. He is the author of All Our Fictional Dreams, and been published in Poor Poet’s Pantry: Collaborative Poems. Forthcoming books are: Surviving Cyber Life and Five Poets: An Anthology.