Poetry

Lockdown Poems I

What do you see?
A purple leafless tree
How do you feel?
Thirsty
What is in your mind?

What do you want?
To die like a waterfall
Where do you want to go?
Where the roads melt into yellow rhyme
What do you love?
Slackery
What is in your mind?

What is in your mind?

What do you see?
End of the world
How do you feel?

How do you feel?
Scared
What do you hate?
Anything slick
How do you feel?
Insecure
What is in your mind?
Electric wires
What do you want?
Cigarettes
What do you see?
Radiating light
What do you hear?
Loud isochronic tones
What do you see?

What do you see?

What do you see?
Blue grass, green skies
What do you like?
Distortion
How do you feel?
Stifled
How does it taste?
My mouth is dry
What’s on your mind?

What’s on your mind?


Librium

You are like the winds breezing
Over my withering self
The end was always the beginning
Colours change
Into pixelated monochrome
Senses misinterpret
The signals, distorted
Memories of errors,
An age of aloneness
And Librium.
Like years of staring deep
Into a white page.


Goirick Brahmachari’s debut collection of poems, For the Love of Pork (Les Editions du Zaporogue, Denmark) won the Muse India – Satish Verma Young Writer Award (Poetry) 2016. He is also the winner of the Srinivas Rayaprol Poetry Prize, 2016. Other collections of verses by Brahmachari include joining the dots, 2016, Wet Radio and Other Poems, 2017 and A Broken Exit, 2019. He is currently working on two collaborative volume of verses titled The Nightwalkers along with Debarshi Mitra and Non Tribal/ Tribal with Avner Pariat. His poems and essays have appeared in various journals, magazines, blogs and pamphlets.