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Pelting Pouring by Sujash Purna |micropoetry| #thesideshow


Pelting Pouring


Rain, cats and dogs, rain,
I learned when to say what
Or did I really?

I pelt my words with bad timings,
As if catapulting meteors
In some vast bald-headed sky.

Technicalities and good sounds
Only in the wrong time
Hurt me back in gravity.

I pledge myself to be the reservoir,
A tank of names, of actions,
Of people, of feelings,

But there are certain choices
When a certain time like a red beeping noise
Bursts in and I blank out

With pelting pouring
Lack of words, filling in
Cavities of quietude

Gravity zooms in on me, landing
Heavily, in droplets, in globs
Rain, rain, cats and dogs.

Sujash Purna is originally from Dhaka, the capital city of Bangladesh. He is studying English at Truman State University in Kirksville, Missouri, with a plan on becoming a middle school English teacher somewhere in the Midwest. Sujash Purna loves experimenting with curry and poetry, two places where he thinks he can melt down the East and the West in one.