The gate of the garden,

the long half of it,

gone kaput ad still in

full swing,


lets you meet

the swans owning the green.

On one seat

a couple settles a dispute.


I ask a firefly

to light my roll.

This is the sign

we users use.



Kushal Poddar
Illustration Nick Victor


Edited the online magazine ‘Words Surfacing’.


Authored ‘The Circus Came To My Island’ (Spare Change Press, Ohio), “A Place For Your Ghost Animals” (Ripple Effect Publishing, Colorado Springs), “Understanding The Neighborhood” (BRP, Australia), “Scratches Within” (Barbara Maat, Florida), “Kleptomaniac’s Book of Unoriginal Poems”  (BRP, Australia) and “Eternity Restoration Project- Selected and New Poems” (Hawakal Publishers, India)


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