Giving / Basudhara Roy

You want to know if this is enough.
I have no answers.

Enough demands qualifiers,
hinging evaluation upon scarcity, want,

as it seeks sleek, cold scales to weigh your need.
Having found and met that by the precision of a needle,

it legitimately rebounds, its responsibility discharged.
The bounty of discarding arithmetic, it does not know.

Nothing can be enough, I tell you.
Yet, a gift is nothing but that.

There will always be many ways to give,
sketched by how much of what you can part with.

Basudhara Roy is a faculty of English at Karim City College affiliated to Kolhan University, Chaibasa. Her poetry is featured/upcoming in Lucy Writers’ Platform, Berfrois, The Helter Skelter Anthology, Café Dissensus, Yearbook of Indian English Poetry 2020-21, The Aleph Review, Mad in Asia, Teesta Review, EKL Review, The Poetry Society of India, Muse India, Setu and Triveni among others. Her recent (second) collection of poems is Stitching a Home (New Delhi: Red River, 2021). She loves, rebels, writes and reviews from Jamshedpur, Jharkhand, India.

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