PAYAL PHUKAN - CELEBRATE
Born and brought up in Guwahati, Payal Phukan is an engineer who escapes from the world of data and numbers by playing with words. She is an emerging poet with a few publications online. She perceives poetry as a way to connect with the thoughts and emotions which shy away from her otherwise. Besides poetry, she loves painting and playing chess.
I peep at the lights from behind
the curtains and hear
the thunder of my own claps
succumb to a natural death. On beaches,
I watch the tide erode my sand castle
with a roaring laugh. But I look down at my feet,
wet and muddy, I lift them up and giggle.
On Sundays, I say ‘hello’ to my abandoned poems
and wrap my fears in polythene, tuck them in a burrow
with stale meat and mossed breadsticks.
And at midnight, I close my door
and dance on my toes
to the whirling sound of the wind.