Bhuwan Thapaliya

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Published On: February 4, 2020 04:30 PM NPT By: Bhuwan Thapaliya

Grandfather's grey beard

Grandfather's grey beard

 

Long before the dawn,

my grandfather’s

whooping cough

mingled with

the cuckoo’s song

and the prayers

of the flowing river

woke me up.

A fat stubborn fog

dances over the horizon.

It’s not that chilly yet

but I don’t want to

sleep anymore.

Every once in a while

a pristine bubble

of democracy

in the distance

would emerge

from the fog,

only to dissolve again

against the backdrop

of my grandfather’s

grey beard.

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