a poem by Sankhajit Bhattacharjee

Ten months ten days
Life coming to exist
God’s heaven in mother’s womb
Molding a liquid of primordial soup
To solid existence of bone and flesh
Character getting shape of a courageous man
Inside the vast soul of small universe

My character
My mom’s character
Loving sympathetic peaceful
Moral courage
Mom, my existence
Within my material body
Manhood growing within motherhood of womanhood