iambic pentameter by Palash Mahmud


what if a promise

comes back
drills your amygdala

like a gimlet

in an iambic pentameter



and you

anesthetize it

with a new promise


like tender wind
melting an ice-cube

in an iambic pentameter

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About the Poet:

Palash Mahmud is a bilingual writer, book critic based in Dhaka, Bangladesh. His poetry, literary reviews and criticisms appeared in Cordite Poetry ReviewMediterranean PoetryActive Muse,  League of PoetsSuperstition Review, The Punch MagazineKitaabEphemeral ElegiesThe Bosphorus Review of BooksPoetry Potion Trouvaille ReviewPoet’s Choice and forthcoming elsewhere. He worked as a poetry reader for Sepia Quarterly.


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