Cellos by Kushal Poddar

Once we invaded
to play cellos
to the cellophaned
chairs and tables.

Obliterated scribblings
flew around, swirled.
A cat arched her back.
On the floor

its nails doodled
but we didn’t see
our hearts in those.
We didn’t find peace.


Kushal Poddar, widely published in several countries, presently lives at Kolkata and is editor of the online magazine ‘Words Surfacing’. He authored ‘The Circus Came To My Island’ (Spare Change Press, Ohio), “A Place For Your Ghost Animals” (Ripple Effect Publishing, Colorado Springs), and “Understanding The Neighborhood” (BRP, Australia). His forthcoming venture is “Scratches Within”.



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