You wheel out your mother’s latte silk
into the picnic of moths.
Then a wheeze of some other insect.
Your fingers are alight.
Their blazing forest burns towards me.
Kushal Poddar has been widely published in several countries, in anthologies including Men In The Company of Women, Penn International MK etc, Van Gogh’s Ear, and has been featured amongst the poets for December by Tupelo Press, Vine Leaves Literary Journal’s Best of 2014 and in various radio programs in Canada and USA.
He is presently living at Kolkata. He is editor of the online magazine ‘Words Surfacing’ He authored ‘The Circus Came To My Island’ (Spare Change Press, Ohio) and “A Place For Your Ghost Animals” (Ripple Effect Publishing, Colorado Springs). The forthcoming book is “Understanding The Neighborhood” (BRP, Australia).