Hapless Existence!

Loss of job
Starvation

Loss of peace
Restlessness

Loss of security
Helplessness

Time taking its
Toll on hapless
Existence

Crawling like a
Reptile

Like the setting sun
Hiding beneath
The horizon as
The day ends
And life goes
To sleep

As if!

And one waits for
The regeneration!

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 Impspired.com in November 2020. Read other articles by Pranab.