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                                             Kushal Poddar

                                  A Willow Read House

                An eidetic willow reads the house,
              chuckles at the acts, bends in tension
                having a sneak peek at the knives
         kept in a leash inside the blindfold of drawers.

        Today it follows the house-daughter’s narrative
             sprawled all over the living room, stairs,
         and even between the couches’ operose clefts.
                             And even in
                      the couches' cleavages.
        for a moment her face floats up to the caliginous

         If the tree would make a scrapbook with those
          the pages would expunge the moments every
          The knives would remain. The face – in some
                    Death grows up to be death.

                       Kushal  Poddar,  edited  a  magazine  -  ‘Words  Surfacing’,  authored
                       seven volumes of poetry including ‘The Circus Came To My Island’, 'A
                       Place For Your Ghost Animals', 'Eternity Restoration Project- Selected
                       and New Poems' and 'Herding My Thoughts To The Slaughterhouse-A

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