The trees acquire immense shadows
As they fall into pools
Pricked by plentiful pleasant pins
Of the first monsoon rains.
The observer standing
On the ‘strictly prohibited’ foot board
Watches in bewilderment
The uninterrupted lines of rain
Zoom across the
Half opened mouths of compartments,
Like arrows of stretched water droplets
Released from the wind’s bow,
A sea of human faces
Willingly let the train devour them
As fast serpents
Trail the stations of men.
Roy is currently in his third year of English literature at the Scottish Church College, Kolkata, West Bengal. Apart from writing poems, he is involved with the Bengali Group Theatre spending years under the tutelage of the late thespian Rama Prasad Banik. Roy’s poems have been published (and awaits publication) in numerous anthologies and journals worldwide including: Static Poetry III, Celebrating India, Spectral Lines, Magnapoets, Issue 9, Blackmail Press, Foliate Oak, Riverbabble 21, and Wordland.
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