Stalled – by Kushal Poddar


Until here. Here
we abandon our car,
and everywhere-
the darkness of life.
The life of darkness.

I light a smoke, observe
the squirrels of your thoughts
leaping through
the open talons of a numb eagle.

Here our car becomes
a part of the forest
grown out of our hearts.
My hands rest on my knees,
slightly bent, and
my back shines in the last of the light.




Kushal Poddar presently lives at Kolkata and edited the online magazine Words Surfacing and authored The Circus Came To My Island (Spare Change Press), A Place For Your Ghost Animals (Ripple Effect Publishing), Understanding The Neighborhood (BRP), and Kleptomaniac’s Book of Unoriginal Poems (BRP).