The Bake

The new potatoes seem to take
eons to be baked.

I step out into the balcony
wearing my sweaty vest.

A foggy haired dog walks
an ex politician in a tight leash. I wave.

His waving unfolds the doves;
an anthem crawls up my jawline

towards the brain.
A ding indicates the baking is complete.


Kushal Poddar is the author of Postmarked Quarantine (Ice Floe Press, 2021) and 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