Fare Thee Well

The time to leave
draws nearer
And so many goodbyes yet…

The straggling branches
Would often creep and wait
Stubbornly
Watching over all she did

I’m going…
Leaving
The words without even
Casting a glance
And the branches
As always
Expressionless

The last hour
The final
Retreat
One last look
At all left behind

In the farthest corner
Inconspicuous
Hidden
The withered branches
Bent broken
Struggling
With a single white bloom
The one harvest of its entirety
Facing and waving
The receding figure…

Dr. Supatra Sen, currently Associate Professor in a reputed Kolkata college is a veteran academician, teaching and researching in the fields of Botany and Environment. Her over hundred twenty publications as international books, papers and reviews are chiefly in her professional subject. She has edited several UGC funded ISBN volumes and is also the founder and Chief Editor of an ISSN peer-reviewed multi-disciplinary academic journal ‘Harvest’ www.harvest.net since 2016. Her tryst with poetry writing began in 2020 during the global pandemic and in October 2021 her poetry anthology ‘My Autumn Sonata’ was published. Read other articles by Supatra.