Summary of The Summer



An old man
made of newspaper pink
rocks his porch.
His room, a whistling kettle
one cool shade of darkness
hoards his wife in sepia prints.
You can see me – 
a boy in perpetuity
with a stick to beat the bushes
until bees swarm to buzz me into a blur.




Kushal Poddar


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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