Source: Current Issue – Why do I write? Thank you Sunil Sharma Ji for including this small piece in Episteme, an online interdisciplinary, multidisciplinary & multi-cultural journal of Bharat College of Arts and Commerce, Badlapur.
When a poem starts pressing at the keys, white letters recede into their black armchairs and curious to know where it will lead my fingers follow it into the darkness my thought bag bursting with queries Won’t it require a few tried twists and turns a piroutte maybe a pinch of sea air, a few ounces of humor to create a laugh and emotion enough to choke a giraffe?
Or perhaps it should try my brand of lovelessness and dip its hat into a bucket of coloured images and run its feet through the wet sand and trample upon gentle flower beds for contrast?
My eagerness to help drives the poem further to get rid of my shadowy fingers and it becomes a whale stirring up the ocean mud spouting up my stale offerings and breaching magnificient while I retreat rebuffed my bag empty but my screen filled