Nikolai, or the Prodigal Roommate
with your tossing and turning
and muttered curses
about the sublimity of dreams
And today you are gone
leaving a damp-sock absence in your wake.
Infinitely harder to bear.
Adreyo Sen, a resident of Kolkata, India, is pursuing his MFA at Stony Brook, Southampton. He has been published in Danse Macabre and Kritya.