Sarah’s Cock

by Kushal Poddar

When Sarah's husband dies from Covid-19
she takes in a rooster, begins calling it Sam.
Her husband's name.
 
The fame of their legend
perturbs the neighbourhood wind.
 
The mornings moan in early awakening
the doors next and next to the next until
the ripples meet the sea, salt, and wetness,
lost and returning,
 
and when the rooster dies from avian flu,
Sarah invites her neighbourhood
to the dinner and grief.
That's all there is to it. Sea, flesh, charcoal, bones.

Biography
An author and a father, Kushal Poddar edited a magazine – ‘Words Surfacing’, authored seven volumes including ‘The Circus Came To My Island’, ‘A Place For Your Ghost Animals’, ‘Eternity Restoration Project- Selected and New Poems’ and ‘Herding My Thoughts To The Slaughterhouse-A Prequel’.

Find and follow him at amazon.com/author/kushalpoddar_thepoet
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