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Contributor: Kushal Poddar

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I cease to accept words
for an answer. Someone
says, love you. Show me,
I say. She shows the black hole
and a time capsule. I say,
let me adjust my antigravity.

I know the mathematics of time
I need to turn this yard from white
and grey to a world of fireflies.

From here I see the slap framed in pane
opens his ballooned mouth and liquor
hits the wall causing a bad red stain.

I hate seeing blood, and this-close enough.
Some beast scurries in the bush. A light.
A plane I hear, cannot see, and that
makes it God I pray for hush and
fireflies. More fireflies.

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Kushal Poddar is widely published in several countries, prestigious anthologies, authored ‘The Circus Came To My Island’ (Spare Change Press, Ohio) and “A Place For Your Ghost Animals” (Ripple Effect Publishing, Colorado Springs). The forthcoming book is “The Mood Study Of A Cold Cup."


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