Poem by Kushal Poddar

 

A Cool Head

The perturbation caused by
your bean bag with its amoeba shape shifts
makes me abhor you more.
Why do you have to keep it in the lounge of two?
Why do you have to
leave our old refrigerator grasping for an inch
of closure?

Sometimes the cool head returns to my shoulder
which I shrug, accept the shapes as they be –
random, arbitrary –
open the North window to stare at
the neighbors’ wall blocking our pane
and spend hours there for no reason.

 

Kushal Poddar has authored The Circus Came To My Island (Spare Change Press, Ohio), A Place For Your Ghost Animals (Ripple Effect Publishing, Colorado Springs), Understanding The Neighborhood (BRP, Australia), Scratches Within (Barbara Maat, Florida), Kleptomaniac’s Book of Unoriginal Poems (BRP, Australia),Eternity Restoration Project- Selected and New Poems (Hawakal Publishers, India) and now Herding My Thoughts To The Slaughterhouse-A Prequel (Alien Buddha Press).

Glenn Bowie is a published poet, lyricist and photographer from the Boston area. He also owns and operates an elevator company that supplies custom-built elevators for clients from New England to Hollywood. Author of two poetry and photograph collections (Under the Weight of Whispers and Into the Thorns and Honey) on Big Table Publishing, he donates all profits from his books to various charities for the homeless and local animal shelters.

 

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