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


Aneek Chatterjee is an Indian poet and academic from Kolkata and author of "Seaside Myopia: A Book of Poems" (Cyberwit, 2018). He has been published in literary magazines in the U.S.A., U.K., Canada, Australia, Mauritius, Philippines, Bangladesh and India. His poems have been included in eight anthologies also; -- all published from the U.S.A. Chatterjee has a ph.d. in International Relations. He taught at the University of Virginia, U.S.A., as a Fulbright Visiting fellow.

Aneek Chatterjee


Dead Men

Dead men talk to me
sometimes, always
They have framed their smiles
Neither wide, nor short, measured
They have devised unique routes
of dialogue, uniquely monotonous
They look at me, but they look beyond
making me turn, only to sense their eyes on my back
Bemused, I try to take my own route
But they are everywhere, eager to talk n see
Dead men, talk to me with a framed smile
sometimes, always