Theme: Father

Can You Change My Name, Father?


I don’t know where I can find 

Your temple, Alzheimer's

I want to sleep and forget

the world and all rivers. 


This is how you can 

Celebrate the death of a relation.

You post Rest in Peace

Or RIP only 

One Emoji

Then in two poetry sessions

You mention my bad name

Spit on alphabets holding the name.


You have many things 

Mornings to evenings

No mourning, no silence

Post photos of 

wearing new bracelets 

You look really gorgeous. 


Care has no meaning

One G Meet request 

is a beggar’s call.

I know how you hate my name.

Why did you, my old father?

You can’t leave before me.

How shall I bear my bad name

with such neglect and silence? 


All faults are mine

Waters of bad rivers

Polluting the world. 

No more. I must not see 

the Sun rising tomorrow.

Sleep, deep sleep. 


Image © Jaydeep Sarangi


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