Poetry. Lost Companion by the Indian author Adreyo Sen

Poetry. Lost Companion by the Indian author Adreyo Sen

Poetry. Today, enjoy this beautiful poem by the Indian author Adreyo Sen: Lost Companion. Have a nice day, Yareah Magazine friends.

last companion

Photo by Bill Kuffrey

Lost Companion

On garden-bordered evenings

on just the right side of an infinity

that culminates in the sleepy taking

of toast and chicken soup,

I laid my secrets and toys and deepest wishes

on your lap,

like so many dead fish come to roost.


Serious, always, you took in these blessings,

and me, stroking my excited little head

with your hands so soft and smooth.


I grew large.  You failed to keep pace.

And yet my secrets never shook

the gravity of your face.

You had to lift your heels to kiss me, even so.


Today, your back is turned to me.

It is not your fault that you do not know

I am behind you.

You are the wall my hopes collide against.

You are imprisoned yourself.

How can you set them free?

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Adreyo Sen, based in Kolkata, hopes to become a full-time writer. He did his undergraduate work in English and his postgraduate work in English and Sociology. He has been published in Danse Macabre and Kritya.

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