I feel the message in a bottle
That searches for a sea—to be found.
Do you see your cityscapes waking up?
The past wakes up like a speck
Turning into artful decorations;
It flowers on faded walls,
The love splashed
In names added
With plus signs in between alphabets.
Your yellow is my golden,
Do you preserve your grain of sand?
Do you allow eternity to slip through?
You can build a night castle,
Under the summer roof
Under the banyan tree.
This city flows like a boat
Where the harbor kisses the departure
The message of the night,
Is to dream well
In the enclosure of
Breezy summer memory.
Sushant Thapa is a Nepalese poet from Biratnagar-13, Nepal who holds a Master’s degree in English literature from Jawaharlal Nehru University, New Delhi, India. He has published four books of poetry namely: The Poetic Burden and Other Poems (Authorspress, New Delhi, 2020), Abstraction and Other Poems (Impspired, UK, 2021), Minutes of Merit (Haoajan, Kolkata, 2021), and Love’s Cradle (World Inkers Printing and Publishing, New York, USA and Senegal, Africa, 2023). Sushant has been published in places like Sahitya Post, The Gorkha Times, The Kathmandu Post, The Poet Magazine, The Piker Press, Trouvaille Review, Lothlorien Poetry Journal, Impspired, Harbinger Asylum, New York Parrot, Pratik Magazine, The Beatnik Cowboy, The Dope Fiend Daily, Atunis Poetry, EKL Review, The Kolkata Arts, Dissident Voice, Journal of Expressive Writing, As It Ought To Be Magazine, Spillwords, Mad Swirl, Ink Pantry, and International Times, Outlook India among many.