Amiya Chakravarty

(10 April 1901 - 1986 / Kolkata / India)

Petition To The Boss

Sir, the list is ready -—
things you cannot take away
from this exile, your humble clerk.
This ancestral earth, its plain existence,
of which a part is this I, your servant's self.
Cool water from the well, an eye for books
the sudden shower in summer afternoons.
Love of one's kind, the pang of memory

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