In her reach

It’s day-break
It’s hotter under the sun

A woman with a bundle of
sticks on her head
is proceeding towards the town

Along side fields
The imprints come up
of her barefooted walk
with a confidence
that tomorrow’s bread
is in her reach

Bread that’s bread only
and nothing else
No sensation, no frustration, no expiration
All assimilated in the bread

When there will be bid for sticks
Maybe people bid for
that woman also

She won’t understand anything
Her total consciousness
revolves around sticks
Whatever else happening beyond
she cares a damn

Attached with every piece of stick
her imagination
has become a complete resolution
like a bundle

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AUTHOR'S/ POET’S PROFILE :, Shailendra Chauhan, Shailendra Chauhan (b 1954) is a Bachelor of Electrical Engineering. He works as Deputy General Manager in a Public Sector Undertaking of Govt. of India., He writes poems, short stories, criticism of Hindi literature as well in English. His published works are:, Poetry Collections:, 1) 'Nau Rupaye Bees Paise Ke Liye' (1983), Parimal Prakashan, Allahabad, 2) 'Swet Patra' (2002), Sanghamitra Prakashan, Vidisha (MP), 3) 'Eashwar Kee Chaukhat par' (2004), Shabdalok Prakashan, Delhi, Short Stories:, 1) 'Nahin yah koee Kahani nahin, ' (1996) Sharada Prakashan, Allahabad, Memoirs/Reportaz/Biography:, 1) 'Paanv Zameen par' (2010) Bodhi Prakashan, Jaipur, 2) Freedom Fighter Sh Kundan Lal Gupta, 3) Thakur Mahaveer Singh, He has been editing an unscheduled little Magazine “Dharati” since 1979. He regularly contributes to literary Hindi and English magazines., He lives in Delhi and can be reached at his emails : or &, mobile no. +91 7838897877

Last updated June 14, 2013