shot glass
"... brevity is the soul of wit ..."
- William Shakespeare


Chumki Sharma is a poet from Calcutta, India. She is a 2017 semi finalist of the Vine Leaves Vignette Collection award and is the author of 'Shape of Emptiness' published by the Vine Leaves Press, Melbourne.

Chumki Sharma


Clearing The Fog

Missing the point all along,
the train travelling through time,
looking only at the track
ahead, getting to places
it needed to be, but which
places were they? What good
did it do? Now on these
empty tracks, only the cold
shadows of mistakes on board.
But perhaps that was the
only way to know how to
open my eyes, get off
the tracks, and live in this house,
midst the glow of street lamps
on a winter night?