A poem in Open Road Review

It's always a special feeling to be published in the Open Road Review - Kuldeep Yadav's literary journal of excellent quality and content. The poetry section is edited by Pooja Garg Singh.

My poem on revisiting an old hometown is in the current issue of ORR. 

Here's the link: 



The Town Is No More

only the graves remain.

Trees rest on walls

tired of growing.

Breeze limps through its branches like an injured bird.

I recognize the faces

that have changed

but forget those that haven’t.

Sometimes I wing my way to its waiting bosom

even though really, I walk.

Reach its soil and bury the roses no longer in bloom.

Then, leaning against the dusty pigeon tower

amidst reborn skies and

abandoned corners, I whisper to its winds:

No, your wheat has not ripened in vain

nor your sun failed to warm my blood

I am cold only because of the shadows in your old eyes.