Pijush Kanti Deb's


the alluring title of the drama
wherein we-
the peculiar are ambidextrous
to perform the double role
as both active actors and passive audiences
with no exception
the shortest finds nothing in the dust
but a chicken in his heart
to roast and have it,
the shorter makes the shortest
a chicken and eats it,
the short spoils no time
to make the shorter a chicken
to swallow it up
and the way too
for tall, taller and tallest to come in
and join in the self cooking feast
except the tallest
who comes out unchanged
appreciating the taste of the taller-chicken
forgetting the sun- the super superlative
and his watching to the proceedings
who is definite to say, ”Now it’s my turn”.

Pijush Kanti Deb is a new Indian poet with poems and haiku published in more than sixty national and international magazines and journals, print and online, like Down in the Dirt, Taj Mahal Review, Pennine Ink, Hollow Publishing, Creativica Magazine, Muse India, Teeth Dream Magazine, Hermes Poetry Journal, Medusa’s Kitchen, Grey Borders, Dead Snakes, Dagda Publishing, and Blognostic. His greatest achievement thus far is the publication of his first poetry collection, “Beneath The Shadow of a White Pigeon”, by Hollow Publishing, which is available through Amazon and Barnes & Noble.