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Pit of Oblivion -by Shaheen Sultan Dhanji

Pit of oblivion -

Has it ever happened

you forgetting: your hands hung on smoky trees,

your steps dwelling in the winds of yesterdays...

You shelter in the shadow of the walls' cement shoulder,

searching the wardrobe of time for a kurtha that might fit,

for lost hours of

happiness

Has it ever happened -

from the forests of the sun

you picked up thorny flowers

placing it on the graves the gods jostle

smashing theor own reflection

in the mirror

Has it ever happened -

you carry a sea in your blue denim pocket

then pour it on sidewalks

cleaved by the daily grind,

circling like a horse

which half runs after the second half of the square

Has it ever happened -

you carry your head between your cut fingers,

rolling it like a ball in the bottomless pit

of oblivion?

Comments

JaniceW's picture

Thank you

Your vivid words are thought-provoking and challenge us to contemplate our existence. I hope you will continue to share your thoughts, images and poetry with us. And please, do not hesitate to share with the community when you are exhibiting your work. Welcome to PulseWire.

SSD's picture

Thank you

Janice, thank you for your kind words. It is a wonderful platform to share global issues!
Much regards, SSD

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