You can ask the pebble


Picking up a pebble
from the seashore 
when I return homeward, 
I feel immense pain 
on my palm to throw 
it out into a bin. So 
I carry it homeward.

I do so 
for I invest my precious 
absent mindedness, 
gentle touch 
and spending time with it.

You may ask the pebble 
It will tell you the fable.


© Partha Chatterjee



            Partha Chatterjee lives in India with his family. Born in 1986 he graduated from Burdwan University. He loves music and poetry.