October 30, 2012

One poem by Ashish Bandooni

The Day I Went to the Sea

The day I went to the sea
the smell of expectant monsoon
unsettled the air
and tides roared to the sky.

Heads emerged from the sand
and a dog
pissed over a rock
engraved with lovers' names.

Three men undressed and 
dove into the sea.

A little girl
picked up a shell to her right ear
heard the sea
that would soon swallow
three lives.

I walked backwards
along the coastline
till the sea turned black
so it could no more alter the stars
hung above it.

The dog left soon after.

Ashish Bandooni is 26. He lives in New Delhi, India. He studied business management. Now he tries to write. 

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