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Three Poems

By Sutanuka Ghosh Roy

Childhood

Rain lashed uniform

Storm tossed umbrella

Paper boat

A puddle

A slithering spider

Two small feet

One plunge!

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Ma’s Kitchen

Cracked porcelain jars

Locked-in memories

Two turmeric dipped palms

Sari smelt like Rohu fish

Bay leaves, cardamom and cinnamon

In a discourse

Gas stove

Our endless hunger

Wok and ladles,

Blob of mustard oil

Sweat and toil

Ma stood

Her hands spoke of food.

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Sleep

Trying a new Gucci dress

She tried to put together

Her hook -less Choli

Cold cream on my soft cheeks

She licked her parched lips

Turned on the AC

Snuggled the Raymond blanket

She covered her navel

A washed out loincloth

Sank deep into my Kurlo pillow

The racing-engine kneaded

Her track-pillowed head

She fell asleep.

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Dr Sutanuka Ghosh Roy is Assistant Professor and Head Department of English in Tarakeswar Degree College, The University of Burdwan, WB, India. She has published widely and presented papers at National and International Seminars. She is a regular contributor of research articles and papers to anthologies, national and international journals of repute like The Statesman, Muse India, Lapis lazuli, Setu etc. She is also a reviewer, a poet, and a critic. Her poems have been Anthologized and published in Setu, Borderless Journal etc

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