Avatars

Avatars

By Sunil Sharma. 

On certain occasions
I am
A Don Quixote searching
Values in a wrong time and space.
In other situations
I become a brooding Hamlet
Guided by a ghost
And
Seeking loyalty sincerity honesty
Friendship
In a corrupt Danish court
Fixated on power wealth
favours royal
Trying to separate
Words from non-words
And to bridge gaps
Between signifier and signified.
I rage on
Unhinged
Bitter
During severe storm
Exposed
Vulnerable
An old King Lear
Betrayed by kin
Stripped of kingdom
Gaining clarity and sanity.
In contexts different
I be Kafka
Questing in an absurd world
Figuring out new paradigms
For new experiences.
And
Bouncing back
Often
I become Lt. Frederic Henry
And/or Santiago
Retaining hope
In a bleak and hostile place.

AUTHOR BIO

Mumbai-based, SUNIL SHARMA is a widely-published writer and has published three collections of poetry, one collection of short fiction, one novel and co-edited five books. Recipient of the UK-based Destiny Poets’ inaugural Poet of the Year award—2012. His poems were published in the UN project: Happiness: The Delight-Tree-2015. http://drsunilsharma.blogspot.in

Photo by Hartwig HKD.

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