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Free Verse: Bina Sarkar Ellias

An excerpt from Bina Sarkar Ellias's Fuse

it’s like the morning mess,

sheets in disarray, pillows on floor,

cigarette stubs in coffee cups,

milkman at the door.

the news of course, is daily dirt,

how many governments do you curse?

the cacophony of silent tweets

makes the waking even worse.

it’s like the morning mess,

the tangled words in my head.

how does one stack them neatly so,

in visual splendour to be read?

Excerpted from FUSE (152 pages, Rs300), with permission from Poetry Primero, an imprint of Paperwall Media & Publishing Pvt. Ltd, dedicated to publishing first books of poets. The book is available for purchase only on the publisher’s website.

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