Rattling the Sun

A poem of entrails
by Debasis Mukhopadhyay
Sun should be yearned for
And I wish sun upon your packed horse
Your footfalls won’t stir the swarms in me
Still enough for a dead fish & turned over
But not so blind in the evening pond
I am to rattle in blood and bile
To feel you away from my touch
There once was a stem
I should tell you
Fair enough if your life has run over mine
This is life street swelling
And swelling with normal malfunctions
Look around for a tale
And travel through
As merrily as can be
Measuring the banks of hope for relief
I swam as long as I could
There once was a you
Sounds today almost like a poem
That had lived in and lumped through the entrails
Only to be washed up dead
Upon the shore with sunshine
Debasis Mukhopadhyay lives and writes in Montreal, Canada. His poems have appeared in publications in the USA & UK including Yellow Chair Review, Thirteen Myna Birds, Of/With, Silver Birch Press, The Bitchin’ Kitsch, Foliate Oak, Eunoia Review, The Curly Mind, With Painted Words, I am not a silent poet, among others. Follow him at https://debasismukhopadhyay.wordpress.com or @dbasis_m on Twitter.

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Scott Thomas Outlar hosts the site 17Numa.wordpress.com where links to his published poetry, fiction, essays, interviews, reviews, and books can be found. He is a Best of the Net and three-time Pushcart Prize nominee. Scott's poetry books include: Songs of a Dissident (Transcendent Zero Press, 2015), Chaos Songs (Weasel Press, 2016), Happy Hour Hallelujah (CTU Publishing, 2016), and Poison in Paradise (Alien Buddha Press, 2017). Scott is a member of The Southern Collective Experience; he also serves as an editor for Walking Is Still Honest Press, The Blue Mountain Review, The Peregrine Muse, and Novelmasters.

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