Dodos Bite Back



Its endemic feet traipse

on the clothesline spliced

to hang our family size peace,

abraded nonetheless.


My sister is found later

inside the car

James hotwires from the Good Garage.

Pop threats both with

a senile gun last fired in a fib

about a war in Far East.


Mother plagues the array of porcelains.

I turn from them, see

the Dodos leaving a bite deep

in the sky,

its body Cheshire all but those feet.







Kushal Poddar
Illustration Nick Victor

Authored ‘The Circus Came To My Island’, ‘A Place For Your Ghost AnimalsUnderstanding The Neighborhood’, ‘Scratches Within’, ‘Kleptomaniac’s Book of Unoriginal Poems’, ‘Eternity Restoration Project- Selected and New Poems’ and now ‘Herding My Thoughts To The Slaughterhouse-A Prequel’ (Alien Buddha Press)


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2 Responses to Dodos Bite Back

    1. As usual your art does dazzle it up, Nick.

      Comment by Kushal Poddar on 11 August, 2019 at 4:47 am
    2. many thanks Kushal. Always a pleasure to illustrate your work.

      Comment by Editor on 11 August, 2019 at 8:07 am

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