Poems by
Abhimanyu Das Gupta

Heat and Thirst

a poem by Abhimanyu Das Gupta

A hot afternoon,
melting away my consciousness.
The dry heat,
burning in my throat.

A hot afternoon,
salty sweat and tears.
A dry day,
No wind, no breath.

I am dying,
This heat dries my spirit
Pickling my body.
Like withered daisies
On an abandoned garden.