CARNIVAL OF RUST: HAIKU SEQUENCE | Lala Tanmoy Das

 

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a three-month-old

cough — cradling

salt and pepper lungs

 

moon study —

biting

into a lump of ocher veins

 

beyond the lens’

swollen gaze —

toxic flora

 

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the surgeon whetting a blade

to contain

me within myself

 

spring cleaning —

I give away

bundles of hair

 

late summer —

sleeping in the company of

my bones

 

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cut flowers —

drooping under the weight

of feel-better-soon’s

 

quiet night —

snoring by my side

my shadow

 

in the branches

of my lungs —

a carnival of rust  


Lala Tanmoy Das is a full-time healthcare and pharmaceutical consultant. He resides in New York City and is an enthusiast of short form poetry. His poems have appeared in several journals including Thought Catalog, Allegro and Chelsea Station.

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