Sushant Thapa: “Fragments”





Stones and parched land

Hunger in lizards and crocodiles

That swallow little and more.

Mind and marathon of life.

Ants and their hills

Debts and bills

A closed shop with goods

That cannot open up for late night little

Cigarette cravings.

Highway and Hills,

The legs that cannot rest.

Youth is also a chair

Swinging in comfort.

The old age plans to sit

On the same chair

And breathe till death.

Certificates in frames hanging

Jobs in the newspaper vacancy rattling

Pebbles on the shoes that

Try to sleep for eternity.

Fragments of dream and its death,

Life and repeating survival.



About the Author: Sushant Thapa is a Nepalese poet from Biratnagar, Nepal who holds a Master’s degree in English Literature from Jawaharlal Nehru University, New Delhi,India. His English poems are widely published across the globe. Some of his publications include Trouvaille Review, The Piker Press, Lothlorien Poetry Journal, New York Parrot, Atunis Poetry, Visible Magazine, Litehouse exophonic Magazine, Impspired, The Kathmandu Post, My Republica, EKL Review and Harbinger Asylum. Sushant is the author of the poetry collection “The Poetic Burden and Other Poems” published by Authorspress, New Delhi, India.


Image Credit: Carleton Watkins “Seal Rocks from the Point” (1866-1868) Digital image courtesy of the Getty’s Open Content Program.

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