“I Have Nowhere to Go” by Dilip Chitre

I have nowhere to go

So I occupy a poem

Like a bench

In a public park


But a poem offers me

Neither space nor time

No memory of yesterday

No fantasy of tomorrow


A poem is uniquely empty

Its sets the world aside

And it unfolds

Words within words


Can you hear me

No you cannot

Because I am

Inside a poem now


I am inside this grave

This hollowness

And this walled voice

Of the absolute present

Dilip Chitre