Ocean bloom | The Daily Star
12:00 AM, August 03, 2019 / LAST MODIFIED: 12:00 AM, August 03, 2019

Ocean bloom

Aqua blooming ripples of ocean, wisping hair 

A strange figure’s silhouette glides seamless; 

Its darkness has no devotion for a breath of air 

—Piteous sigh—

Earthbound quakes, earthen crusts crack 

Causing tsunamis in their wake, destroying paths 

Concrete crumbles and in its place, oceanic wrath

There’s nothing you can do to detain me 

Even earth’s vast craters cannot contain me 

Open your mouth wide, it keeps me alive 

These unflagging waves; your fiery grave 

...And mine...

An immense nimbus forms in my presence 

Meek in its devout nature, always aloft in dread 

Livid lightning fulminates atop the endless dead 

Bringing vibrancies to their halted, rotting flesh 

Death inside me culminates as visceral threads

The ocean’s rage is a fleeting endeavor 

Ones still standing—new expressionless fervor

Tears always at the brink, waiting to collapse 

Never to be realized, a new stoic fate elapsed 

Devoted to the disdainful emptiness within!

The poet teaches English at DPS STS School, Dhaka.

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