In His Skin

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In His Skin

Pop strips his summer shirt;

tropical summer never suits him.

She imagines

he removes his skin as well;

spreads it on the clothesline.


She wears the skin in his absence.

It fits her well some days;

some days she sinks inside the skin

and it hides her-

an expanding shadow, a basement away from the family.


She wants the hold of the skin,

building a wheelchair ramp or axing the fallen limbs.

Pop does them all.

Summer comes down with a storm

stealing everything off the clothesline.


©All rights are reserved by Kushal Poddar, 2011

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loves to write and read, dies to have your friendship.Here is my short bio:Kushal Poddar (1977- ) resides in the city of Kolkata, in the state of West Bengal, India. He began writing poems at the age of six in his vernacular Bengali. He begins pr

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