তুমি

কিছু পরিযায়ী অনিন্দ্য পাখি থাকে আসে যায়, হঠাৎ, কেউ শুধু দেখে। কিছু ফুল দুর্গম শিলার ভাঁজে ফুটে দেখে কেবল আকাশ কেউ নয় মোটে। কিছু ঢেউ বিশাল, তবু ভাংগে না তীর উপরে কেবল গুটিকয় সীগালের ভিড়। কিছু বুলডোজার পিষে দেয় অশ্লীল দখল অন্ধ ভিখিরির চোখও তখন আনন্দে টলমল। কিছু ভুলে যাওয়া গান কেউ তবু গায় কিছু …

Cremated Remains

I am, The upside-down carcass of everything You loved and desired, But now you look at me with such disdain. Dead and rotten, Twisted and hung On display-for you to see. I am, The cremated remains of the happiness We’d forgotten, that still floats around in the air. If you breathe in, You might still …

A Primer on Editing

Nayon and I sit one day. We are translating a poem I wrote last year; It is called The Fisherman’s Wife. I talk about the smell of the sea And the smell of semen. About heroin and being underwater. We decide to translate backwards. I meet him a week later, and he has pages About …

Ambrosia

Someone once told me to take this tragedy inside me and to turn it into art; to paint the walls with my broken heart. So I picked up my palette of mistakes, of strewn bed-sheets & of hands-held and I prayed to a god I did not believe in, for an ending to a story …

Incomplete Infinity

Every day resembles a replicated yesterday An incomplete infinity salutes the night At times, I uncork the earth’s lid and my head suspends below I sneak glances all around, and suddenly Glides in, flightless, a verdant river. It barrels into the sea. Gasping for breath, it asks me- What do you want? With a mouth …