Subhankar Das ~ Unpaid Bills

He lived alone and was afraid of the dark
so hundreds of lights
were kept on
day and night
Not an inch of darkness was allowed
in his house
so the darkness had nowhere else to go
but went straight inside his heart,
making it
dark darker darkest.

Then one day he committed suicide
leaving behind unpaid astronomical electric bills.

The next man who moves in
has to take care of that I suppose,
but for now it is all locked up and dark.


Subhankar Das is a writer/publisher living in Kolkata, India, who was nominated for a Pushcart Prize in 2013. Has three new chapbooks of poems — Thieves of the Wind, jointly with Catfish McDaris (Writing Knights, 2014); 66 Lines On your Soul, jointly with Catfish Mcdaris and Kevin Ridgeway (Graffiti Kolkata, 2014); and Bukowski Smoked Bidis (Grandma Moses Press, 2015).
Read more of Subhankar’s poetry in DM 94 ~ ORANGERIE

Pradiptaa Chakraborty 17


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