Monday, March 13, 2017

Antennas of Absence by Sudeep Adhikari

Antennas of Absence

“The house shelters day-dreaming, the house protects the dreamer, the house allows one to dream in peace.” ― Gaston Bachelard, The Poetics of Space

I look at the mosaic of corroded bricks,  
on the skin of an earthquake ridden house
in my neighborhood. Almost a Pollock's
 like painting of an overpowering
absence. I can't unfeel it.

What have you in your innermost depths?
What is the grammar of your mute,
 which speaks the language of a melting day?
What is the color of infinity, trapped inside
the cuboids of your incomplete death?

Questions translate to answers in themselves,  
and absence is not always a void.
Right on its thin concrete slab, a bird sits
and watches over an anxious city,
sending radio-waves to satellites of unnamable aches. 

Bio: Sudeep Adhikari is a structural engineer/Lecturer  from Kathmandu, Nepal.   His recent publications were with   Red Fez , Kyoto  , Your One Phone Call, Jawline Review, Anti-Heroin Chic, Yellow Mama, Fauna Quarterly, Beatnik Cowboys, After The Pause, Poetry Pacific, Silver Birch Press and  Vox Poetica. 


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  2. Unnamable aches - I can't unfeel it. Beautiful ��