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Attempt at Departure

By Shubham Raj

attempt at departure

winter night
and a full moon sky
the family asleep
in feckless snores
wander roam leave 
no step unstrayed
from their curlicued centre. 

fellows of forgetful sharpness
limbed with directionless dozing
I have questions: do I choose
or believe am chosen
do I increase as I’m moved
through face slapping wind
instrument to farther rains and how 
do I sustain this distrust
of the centre.

a woman is lying near
a fire enkindled from gathered
trash and sticks and paper
and leaves and we 
don’t speak a glance 
suffices.

Shubham Raj is a student of foreign languages at JNU, New Delhi, India. His poems can be found in the Third Lane Magazine.

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