Moving home

Sorting out
days and dates
in a series of years
randomly left
in nooks/ corners,
dim spots— un-visited
for decades—all gone by
in a fleet-footed mode

still— many of them
packed up in old
stacks, books and
family albums, like
that bunch of old letters
of no particular use
yet still preserved as a
testament of a young love
pining for a cold subject.

the fingers speed up
the sorting process
routinely called junk

at times,
the hurried hands tarry and then,
slow down—
when a forgotten face
or others from the family
younger by a few years
stare back from the neatly-tied
bundle of faded


Sunil Sharma is Mumbai-based senior academic, critic, literary editor and author with 19 published books: Some solo, some joint. Sunil edits the English section of
the monthly bilingual journal Setu published from Pittsburgh, USA.

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.