A circle drawn by two vultures
about a hundred meters above
the dead wolf recurs in my mornings.

I blink, feel the heat laze on my eyelids,
shape a lasso with my shadow
and haul the beast to an eclipse.

Water sparkles nearby. The howling
halted in the air witnesses my awakening.




Kushal Poddar
Picture Nick Victor



Kushal Poddar lives in Kolkata, India
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