On the Passage of Days : Anuradha Bhattacharya

On the Passage of Days

Events follow events

In close succession

Time is

A heavily knotted string,

Swift and dangerous,

It moves, hurting me

And scarring my grand

Memories for the future.

Events follow events

In close succession.

They are

Pebbles on the sea shore,

Driven to and fro,

Roaring and grating

And tearing the sand,

Making patterns in their way.

Events follow events

In close succession.

Time weighs

On my shoulders like a

Garland of coloured stones,

Some dark, some dull,

Some reflective, some sore

Some sparkling, some rough.

Events follow events

In close succession.

A freckled face

Mocking, frowning

Then smiling, then

Eyes gaping- my face

Shadowing all imperfections,

Day after day after day.

  • Anuradha Bhattacharya ( Born 1975 )
  • Poem source : Fifty-Five Poems