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.