Mice Running On The Hot Wire, by Kushal Poddar

The white mice of dreams
gnaw through the resistance.
Breathe in. One. Breathe out. Two.
Let the sleep in. The white teeth
of the seizure flash the torch to seek
a grain of the grain in the forest within.
..
The cat becomes a purring machine.
I drop my coin of heart to retrieve
a soft stirring. The street vends
heroin to the overdosed.
The siren leads the runners to a wall.
In the well of calmness the white mice
gnaw in. Gnaw in.
..
Kushal Poddar authored ‘The Circus Came To My Island’ (Spare Change Press, Ohio), “A Place For Your Ghost Animals” (Ripple Effect Publishing, Colorado Springs), “Understanding The Neighborhood” (BRP, Australia), “Scratches Within (Florida, USA)”, “Kleptomaniac’s Book of Unoriginal Poems(BRP, Australia)” and “Eternity Restoration Project, New and Selected Works”(Hawakal, India).

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