Literary Orphans

Find Out My Sullen Shadow by Sandeep Mishra

In upper part of my body

A cognitive bell rings

From a dial up connection of live wires;

The modem is working JUST

To repeatedly provide the facsimile of

Barren and bald paths;

Inner lumbering of daily freight

Coiling, clutching upward;

There is no vivacity

The vital force parasited

How I inhale life?

My days and nights are bolted

Inside a brain cell,

My voice has held back;

Now it lays a plan to brawl my soul;

Residing in my own skull

It dictates notes imitating my tone,

If I could disintegrate my recall;

As my shadow has left me

There remains Just I, me and myself,

None is willing to be with me

Why is my brain, a black hole?

How could it not be a universe?

I have a constellation of migraine, tablets

Syringe, backache and insomnia,

Dream has become a dead pattern,

As worn out as fossil led glow;

Everything has become identical

Except the weight of consequence;

My gallery has ended

Now you can hang me on the wall

Then an unschooled grin came

Wait! , take a look

The glow has returned

Go, find out my sullen shadow

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Sandeep Kumar Mishra is an outsider artist, an infrequent writer and lecturer in English with Masters in English Literature and Political Science. He runs an academy called “Kishlaya Outsider Art Academy” in his home town to train the novice art students.

He has edited a collection of poems by various poets – Pearls (2002) and written a professional guide book -How to be (2016).

This year his work has published or upcoming in New England Review, Blue Mountain Review, International Times, Literary Yard, Ripen the Page, Poetry Nook, Forever Journal, Foliate Oak Literary Magazine, Priestess and Hierophant, Red Fez, Rashtradoot etc.

His first art exhibition was in National Club Art gallery, Sujangarh, Rajasthan, India, January 1-January 3, 1994. His latest art exhibition is by Visart, Shelter Group Bright view, September 7 – September 18, 2016,Concourse Gallery, Rockville, MD,USA.



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–Background Photography by Ed Wojtaszek

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