Of Memories, Markets and Promises

by Debasish Parashar


Better not try

To impress

With your sorrows

Life has too few hollows

To be empty


Your promises are leaves

In a forest deciduous

Fertile in fall

Otherwise green


If memories were governed

By demand and supply

Market forces I mean

All geniuses could be ordinary

All histories linear

Since they are not

Meanings can be metaphors.

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Debasish Parashar is an art and culture enthusiast, singer, lyricist, multilingual poet and editor based in New Delhi, India. He is an Assistant Professor of English literature at the University of Delhi. He is also the Editor-in-Chief of Advaitam Speaks Literary Journal.He has sung for 'In Search of God' and 'Raag'. His write-up on Majuli has been listed amongst top 100 online #worldheritagesites stories globally in May 2016 by Agilience Authority Index. His works have appeared in Sentinel Literary Quarterly, Scarlet Leaf Review, Enclave/Entropy, Praxis magazine, Expound, Indiana Voice Journal, Asian Signature, Five2One, Mused, Gazeta National(Albanian translations), Muse India, The Australia Times and elsewhere. Debasish's works are featured in three international anthologies namely 'Where I Come From' (New York), 'Apple Fruits of an Old Oak' (U.S.A) and 'Dandelion in a Vase of Roses'(U.S.A). Find him on https://debasishparashar.wordpress.com and MrDevParashar@twitter.

Last updated May 06, 2017