Pranab Ghosh

Pranab Ghosh is a journalist, writer, poet, translator and blogger. He runs a blog “Existential Problems”.

His poems and prose piece have been published and accepted by Dissident Voice, Spillwords, The Piker Press, Setu Magazine, Pangolin Review, Visual Verse, Memoryhouse Tuck Magazine, Transendent Zero Press, Scarlet Leaf Review, Literature Studio Review, Leaves of Ink, Hans India, etc.

He has coauthored a book of poems, titled Air & Age. He has to his credit a translation of a book of Bengali short stories. The title of the English translation is Bougainvillea and Other Stories. His second book of poems and first solo book “Soul Searching and Other Poems” (2017) has been published by Scarlet Leaf Publishing, Toronto. His third book of poems, Vision of the World and Other Poems, was published by Impspired Publishing and was released in November 2020. He is married and lives in Kolkata with wife, daughter and mother.

Death 2.0

The darkness
The gaps
In between sighs
The breath
 
In, out
In, out
 
Life turns side
Love, life, death
Push your body to
The brim
And you clutch
 
L…I…F…E…?
D…E…A…T…H…?
V…O…I…D…?
 
With both hands…
 
A breath escapes
And melts into her soul
And you feel
Severed following
The birth pangs
 
The umbilical cord
Is still there
Waiting to be cut!

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