Tuesday, May 30, 2023

A Mason Jar Epiphany By Kushal Poddar

"No one poses more danger 
than a self-taught sommelier."
I sip the shine brewed in a mason jar
by my friend, and the moon is high
in the sky; strawberries sit on the plate.
The rustling tells me that the neighbour
make a fuss in his garden next ours.

A sudden cloud pours; the world reels 
as we, slightly askew by the brew, run,
and see the neighbour still watering
his flowers holding an umbrella in one hand.
How easy it feels to giggle at an irony
without any grasp about the logic behind
that man's action or the needs of his plants. 


Kushal Poddar, the author of 'Postmarked Quarantine' has eight books to his credit. He is a journalist, father, and the editor of 'Words Surfacing’. His works have been translated into twelve languages. https://twitter.com/Kushalpoe