Hands and Their Committed Mistakes
Hands and their committed mistakes
carry unknowingly a mirror
reflecting an image –
dark or luminous,
drawn by their mesmerizing power
on the canvas of the watchful eyes.
An ugly hand with its uglier image
assumes the ugliest definition
of its micro mistake as macro one
from the witnessing eyes
along with a bonus of scolding
from the babbling tongues
before these are sent back to restart.
A handsome hand and its beautiful mistake
ensnare the judging eyes
reflecting its luminous image
and win an affectionate definition
of their horrible mistake
as an innocuous slip of hand
though it pours hemlock into nectar.
Pijush Kanti Deb is a new Indian poet with more than 210 published or accepted poems in national and international magazines and journals like Down in the dirt, Tajmahal Review, Pennine Ink, Hollow Publishing, CreativicaMagazine, Muse India, Teeth Dream Magazine, Hermes Poetry Journal, Madusa’s Kitchen and Grey Borders. At present, he is working as an Associate Professor in Economics.