Know No Better

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June 21, 2020 by The Citron Review

by Shome Dasgupta


let beams be slant: let it be,
go forth boneless beams–
bent like bent like bent like twigs
so broken–core of world,
sun-locked shredded strays:
beams, bricks upon bricks
cemented in a mind lost by life–
what doesnโ€™t it all mean? when revealed,
slipped voices to recognize–
we know no better, between real and creviced
slits and slots meant for dew and sorrow:
so goes body of earth, world in itself–
let it be forgotten, for us–lost intangible skin


Shome Dasgupta is the author of i am here And You Are Gone (Winner Of The 2010 OW Press Fiction Chapbook Contest), The Seagull And The Urn (HarperCollins India), Anklet And Other Stories (Golden Antelope Press), Pretend I Am Someone You Like (Livingston Press), and Mute (Tolsun Books). He lives in Lafayette, LA and can be found at


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