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Unfinished Drafts

Unfinished drafts from my past

Swirl and fall like dried brown leaves

All through these mid-winter nights.

Carrying my tears like unseasonal rains

From heartaches of some distant years

They float and roll and gather at times

To burn into sustaining warmth.

Hunched within dark, I stretch out my hands

And seek out old words within flames.

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Abin Chakraborty teaches English literature in Chandernagore College, West Bengal, India. He has been writing for several years and his poems have been published in Indian and International publications such as Café Dissensus, Rupkatha Journal, Muse India, Pine Cone  Review, among others. He is also the author of the scholarly monograph, Popular Culture, published by Orient Blackswan (2019). His scholarly articles have also been published in journals and anthologies from India and abroad. His collection of poems Unlettered Longings was published recently. He is the editor of Postcolonial Interventions, an interdisciplinary online journal and one of the co-editors of Plato’s Caves, an online platform that hosts an array of poetry, fiction and non-fiction.

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