Mind, Beware!

by Bibhu Padhi (August 2013)


For Kunmun and Milmun

 

Mind, watch yourself

carefully. Memories

 

are a crisscross of shame,

guilt, and disappointments,

 

of all those sins in default.

Mind:  Mind your steps.

 

Anytime, you might be

tricked by memories.

 

Mind: Watch yourself

carefully, with the heart’s

 

nightly, ancient intensities.

Remember?  Memories!

 




Bibhu Padhi's seventh book of poetry, MIGRATORY DAYS A TRAVEL DIARY IN VERSE, was published in 2011. His work has appeared in numerous magazines and anthologies, the most recent being THE HARPERCOLLINS BOOK OF ENGLISH POETRY (2012). He lives in Bhubaneswar, India.

 

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