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…
Now…
You put on the brakes!

The road
The life
The destiny

Disappear…

And you look ahead
at the empty
nothingness
The void…

Pranab Ghosh is a journalist, poet, author and translator. He has three published books to his credit. Air and Age (co-author; published from Kolkata), Soul Searching and Other Poems (first solo book of poems, published from Toronto) and Bougainvillea And Other Stories, a book of short stories in English, translated from the Bengali original. His poems have been published in Tuck Magazine, Dissident Voice, Literature Studio Review, Scarlet Leaf Review, Leaves of Ink, Weasel Press, Ochebooks.com, Harbinger Asylum, Spillwords, The Piker Press, Visual Verse, Hans India and Setu Magazine, among others. He is married and lives in Kolkata, West Bengal, India. Read other articles by Pranab.