Depression Journal

The man lying in the couch
feels the filigree of the light
on the dark wall as if
his index finger can grow
by a few feet and touch the texture.

Almost dawn. The overlay of the Sun
colours the yard. His daughter
shakes him again, “Wake up, dad.”
He is awake; he doesn’t stir.

On his eyes a handwritten note
from the mind’s ocean side whispers –
“Gone to oblivion. Shall return.”

Kushal Poddar is 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, published across the globe. Twitter: Read other articles by Kushal.