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The Vacant House

Waiting for someone

By somsubhra banerjeePublished 2 years ago 1 min read
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The Vacant House
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Suppose you move into a new house,

an old dilapidated house lying vacant,

for so many days, and you selected it,

you wanted to be a part of those memories,

the layers of dust and the spider who freely,

built cobwebs in it.

You take the key and open the vacant room,

a gust of soot dances over your face, and you cough,

the faded cushions and the wilted curtains welcome you,

a heartbroken radio and mice-infested paintings stare at you.

The room, all the rooms, the house has been standing for so long,

holding inside it all the emptiness, a void, lots of silence,

containing so many unheard stories of loneliness sewn together,

waiting for you to wear.

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surreal poetry
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About the Creator

somsubhra banerjee

Loves mountains, sea waves, old buildings, petrichor, sound of night crickets, haiku, kintsukuroi , books, dogs, silences and also cacophonies!

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