Godot Maybe Next Where by Debasis Mukhopadhyay


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Godot Maybe Next Where

it’s all about a namesake / navel or nasturtium / needle or necessity / narcissus or napalm / just trying to slash up the words like thistle heads / a bloody poem / such jubilance of your mirth bursting out of the masquerade / a flunkey like me needs to withhold the eyes of a warbler / i fear i’ll lose you to the biological worms if i ever sing you / i rather like your hairline / a mended hem around your tabula rasa curling up in the final bluing / over five hundred miles i can think along the same lines as Becket / Godot / no / Godot maybe next where / in the glass it’s just a strewn dust of flesh languishing in a landscape that smells of a roasted map of Syria / o flowering must i say narration or narrow now / the bee will hum around your skull as long as i try to obliterate the ghosts the candid oblivion had laid down in my old youth / today all their candid groans are still buried in the foxholes here & there inside me / you have to squeeze them hard enough to hear never again pogrom never again a bowing skeleton without a country / is a line full of dropsical rosettes shining across a crystalline barbed wire more disgrace as a poem / a poem never asks you for rosy eyes when it begins to stir like a precocial bird / not a single word has existed for your half-moon eyes / just lay down your eye sockets discrowned / there will be beetroots & hummingbirds making up just another poem




Debasis Mukhopadhyay

Debasis Mukhopadhyay lives & writes in Montreal, Canada. His poems have appeared or are forthcoming in The Curly Mind, Posit, Yellow Chair Review, I am not a silent poet, New Verse News, Communicators League, Thirteen Myna Birds, Of/With, Scarlet Leaf Review, Strange Poetry, Whale Road Review, and elsewhere. His work has been nominated for the Best of the Net. A chapbook of his work entitled “kyrie eleison or all robins taken out of context” is forthcoming from Finishing Line Press in September 2017. Follow him at debasismukhopadhyay.wordpress.com or @dbasis_m on Twitter.