Gloom – Sunil Sharma

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The chirping
floats in

notes trail
over the coiled
dust

the only sound heard
in the dark rooms
…and a heavy
breathing;

the wind plays
with odd things
like a truant
in that room.

About the contributor: Sunil Sharma is Mumbai-based senior academic, critic, Profile pic---Sunil Sharmaliterary editor and author with 19 published books: Six collections of poetry; two of short fiction; one novel; a critical study of the novel, and, eight joint anthologies on prose, poetry and criticism, and, one joint poetry collection. He is a recipient of the UK-based Destiny Poets’ inaugural Poet of the Year award—2012. His poems were published in the prestigious UN project: Happiness: The Delight-Tree: An Anthology of Contemporary International Poetry, in the year 2015. Sunil edits the English section of the monthly bilingual journal Setu. For more details, please visit his blog.

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