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Hello October

Rupam Dutta

Hello October!

I have my pumpkins and fairy lights

Trying to reason with the darkness

Amber, gold and brown

And blue ghosts of smoke

A season of not one colour - all of them. 

And the brighter it gets, the more I see - 

the black below

Hello October!

I have my autumn evenings and breezy mornings

But the lamp stays on - 

long after I have left

And the alarm clock keep screeching - 

long after I forgot what mornings look like

Speckles of light in the bellowing darkness

Matches burnt down to the end

Wilting sermons on the vanity of touch

Hello October!

I have my bonfires and rustling leaves

But the bonfire burns all I had ever written

Leaving me with the burden of choice

- What is worth saving

Or maybe I should just let it all burn down

Hello October!

You seem to understand

But do you?



Poet Rupam Dutta

is also a playwright and

a novelist. He lives in


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