SILENCE / Poem by Laksmisree Banerjee

 
 
 
Poem by Laksmisree Banerjee
 
 
 
SILENCE
 
this bird-cage in muteness
how it looks like a bell
hanging in mellow light
 
I sit along the seaside
in the verandah of my
pensive thoughts
 
the failing rays of the sun
fall underground
to subterranean sorrows
 
far away they run amock
dangling arrows of skewed
minds make them run
 
helter skelter for shelter
as hungry mouths gobble
cries of wailing children
 
floating carcasses
rise from the depths of
dark subterranean sorrows
 
along lengthening shadows
of the night of sandy desiccation
till the finality of extinct hours
 
silence arrives like a blanket
after the explosions
and the day is done
 
as corpses sleep in hiding
dead secrets of
bleeding humanity—
 
@laksmisree banerjee
16th March 2022, Kolkata

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