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Tradition of Fire

written by: Kushal Poddar



A fire compels us to see the fire,
the blaze itself in-itself and its roar for-itself,
and later when we see saffron or red
we retch in its smoky bane;
in our heads, the image examines the image –
the beast aflame traversing the terrains,
wilderness blanking out, our farm, chalets,
and the body of the beast being an emblem of its flesh
whose nothing but what escape it makes is left;
the escape is nothing but a drowning in the rage.

What else do you desire, fire?
An exposé of who leaves whom saving his own hind?

Kushal Poddar

Kushal Poddar

Authored ‘The Circus Came To My Island’, ‘A Place For Your Ghost Animals, Understanding The Neighborhood’, ‘Scratches Within’, ‘Kleptomaniac's Book of Unoriginal Poems’, ‘Eternity Restoration Project - Selected and New Poems’ and now ‘Herding My Thoughts To The Slaughterhouse - A Prequel’ (Alien Buddha Press).
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