by Arun Sagar
Arun Sagar currently lives in France, where he is a doctoral student at Rouen University. Some of his poems have appeared in journals including 14 by 14, nthposition, The Literateur, Press 1, and Free Verse.
The figure on a bridge against the sun, the man
with the cigarette held in front
of the solitary lamp, how simplified they seem—
stark, reduced to their essentials
of black and white, light and dark,
as in that moment in La Notte, when the room
is switched into relief, and the girl appears
with glass in hand, outlined against the wall,
the certainty of sadness in the way
her shoulders lean, the way her hair falls.
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