Empty Chains

Empty as the sun

Sun that shines bright as the moon

Moon wading across the streets

The streets filled with muck

Muck covered with musky dust

Dust as a black coal

Coal in the darkest nights of the slums of India

India: a land known as the golden bird

Golden Bird shining across the sky

The sky as blue as the sea

Sea shining across the mountains





I am Akshinta Das a poet,singer-songwriter and performer