Life unbound!

The turn that the
road took
caught you unawares

It was not there…
you thought

It was never there
you were sure

You have driven down
the road since
time immemorial…

You have always
driven down the
road smoothly and safe

Suddenly the bend appears…
You put on the brakes!

The road
The life
The destiny


And you look ahead
at the empty
The void…

Pranab Ghosh is a journalist, writer, poet, translator and blogger. His blog is “Existential Problems”. His poems and prose have been published by several on=line publications including Dissident Voice, Spillwords, The Piker Press, Setu Magazine, Pangolin Review, Visual Verse, etc. Pranab has coauthored a book of poems, titled Air & Age; a translation of a book of Bengali short stories, “Bougainvillea and Other Stories” (English translation title). His second book of poems and first solo book, “Soul Searching and Other Poems” (2017), was published by Scarlet Leaf Publishing, Toronto. His second collection of poems, “Vision of the World and Other Poems”, was published by in November 2020. Read other articles by Pranab.