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Derrida’s Decontruction by Sudhanshu Chopra | Poetry | #thesideshow

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The song in the mall is worn out from
playing on loop. In our minds, we circle

its syllables on packets we scan the bar
codes of. In the metrical pauses, we steal

glances at each other from the adjacent
aisles. It’s like looking in a magic mirror

that shows you your soul. We quietly thank
last customers of the day, and sit outside

in the dim courtyard, our heads hazy with
the smoke we share. The song is a fuzzy

beat of music now, pulpy like our shod feet.
The speech sounds, a self-effacing mix,

leaving behind vast tracts to be filled
with comforting lyrics.

About the Author:

Sudhanshu Chopra hails from India. He draws inspiration to write from observation, memories, subconscious, books he reads, movies he watches, and music he listens to. Sometimes a phrase or simply a word is enough.