all puffed up.
Drops from the rain hung from the beak of the swan
for quite some while
and dropped, one by one.
One by one.
Arun Gaur lives in Panchkula (Haryana, India) and has taught
British/American literature and critical theory at Mizoram Central
University, Aizawl. He has authored I Stand Apart: Alienated
Center in Walt Whitman's "Song of Myself." His poems have appeared
in Tipton, Lamport Court, The Ugly Tree, Current Accounts, Burrow,
The Journal, and Poetry Monthly.