Sudipta Mishra, Puri, 17 June 2023
In the dusky sky my life,
The memories of our past life are shattered
Don’t know why I’m so obsessed.
Every time I ask about the memory
That spilled around the history
Of our failed story
Already that has charred into ashes
Still this tormenting pain
Holds my breath again and again
Deeply buried like the carcasses
Still, they rise like a Phoenix
To turn the lost pages,
by playing the same tricks
I am so helpless!
Sitting near the half-extended door
Waiting for your presence
You have gone
To never come back
I know the reason
Still, hopes surge like a flooding river
I don’t know why!
Waxing passions signal me of thy homecoming
I can feel the shivering in my inner being
Cascading emotions tempt me to wait
And for thee, I have radiated my inner light!