Treasure Island

Rajkumar Mukherjee

(26TH JANUARY / KOLKATA, INDIA)

BRAIN DRAIN (A VILLANELLE)


Brain - Drain (A Villanelle)




they have all gone away
to build their own nests:
leaving us here to stay.


we live in vintage way
paltry pension covers best:
they have all gone away.


summer comes winter sway
no rush for us, only wait:
leaving us here to stay.


with night’s magic spray
sleep comes often, so no haste:
they have all gone away.


solitude seldom finds say
moments of joy are a quest:
leaving us here to stay.


same old story told same way
creates only bitter taste;
they have all gone away
leaving us here to stay.




rajkumar@kolkata
28-0 7-2010
rajkumar@mukherjee

Submitted: Monday, November 08, 2010
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