The aircraft takes off.
First officer alerts,
The dismal weather may cause turbulence.
Upheavals follow air-pockets.
My scared son grips the armrests.
I comfort him, Relax! Bumps help us
realize the earth.
"Home for Her" - Fabrice Poussin
Kiriti Sengupta is a poet, editor, translator, publisher, and festival planner from Calcutta. He was awarded the Rabindranath Tagore Literary Prize (2018) for his contribution to literature. He has published nine books of poetry and prose, two books of translation, and he is the co-editor of five anthologies. Sengupta's poems have been published or are forthcoming at The Common, The Florida Review Online (Aquifer), Headway Quarterly, Moria Online, The Mark Literary Review, Mad Swirl, among other places. www.kiritisengupta.com