The Ramingo’s Porch – “Timeline Again” A Poem By Kushal Poddar

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Timeline Again

To tutor history I leave a burning
crucifix in my front yard and watch it
through the French window, my baby
in my arms, my arms both taut and slacked,

Almost morning, the air is cinder, grass, fear.
A rabbit disappears before my oscitant self.
For awhile every conical shape mimics a pontiff.
I rub the white off the pane, draw the curtains.
Almost morning has been a few lives. I rock the child.
Silhouette transform my walls into Altamira.


Kushal Poddar is the editor of the online magazine ‘Words Surfacing’, and is the author of ‘The Circus Came To My Island’ (Spare Change Press, Ohio), “A Place For Your Ghost Animals” (Ripple Effect Publishing, Colorado Springs), “Understanding The Neighborhood” (BRP, Australia), “Scratches Within” (Barbara Maat, Florida), “Kleptomaniac’s Book of Unoriginal Poems”  (BRP, Australia) and “Eternity Restoration Project- Selected and New Poems” (Hawakal Publishers, India). Author Facebook- Twitter-

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