2022, Anniversary

One bird unties a sleep-knot 
in my barely bound brain.
Awake, I dream.

Here it is always year zero,
beginning, chill.
Notions huddle, cuddle, fog 
together, plan Spring.

“Today is your anniversary”,
the bird chirps.
“Of what?” 
I spool out days, reel them in.





Kushal Poddar
Picture Nick Victor

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