I munch words,
Gulp morsels of silence.
I grasp, let go arms of feeling,
The ones who escape,
-Empty words- floating
Free from the clutch of meaning
They amble down shores of song
The sun long down,
Like deep fried popcorn,
The sort that sticks in your tongue
Like a memory
Amlanjyoti Goswami’s poems have appeared in publications in India, UK and USA, including The Caravan, Mint, IQ: The Indian Quarterly, Indian Literature (Sahitya Akademi), The North East Review, The Poetry Shed, DailyO and Silver Birch Press. He grew up in Guwahati, Assam, and lives in Delhi, India.
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