I have heard people exclaim
‘Perhaps life shall shed its skin soon.’
I have seen the youth of banyan tree
Descending into the earth.
I have seen death turning yellow
In the arms of leaves.
The thought of death
Burst upon my dinner table
And I picked up
Of what was left of my freedom.
Faiz Ahmad is the founder of the healthcare startup Orbuculum and views poetry as a contemplation of the mysterious. His poems have been published or are forthcoming in Salamander, The Platform Review, The Trumpeter, Indian Literature Magazine, Muse India Journal, Avocet Review, The Punch Magazine, and others.