Time is Me

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Needles in my mouth, poking the sustenance of time
with a swab of cotton dipped in grey pause
A pause from the rigorous living and the dead,
beyond the veil, a harmony exists, a topology of Stardust
covering my naked breast.
A musical building devouring me with lust
sprinkling some on the nape of my neck,
Beyond this, precision exists forming clouds,
resembling my black locks elongating the path,
to travel the unfathomable soil,
the colour is not Auburn, it burns
it burns on my arms, it burns on my wet tongue,
twisting in forward steps,
each moment time moves, I stay here to glean the patterns,
to play hide and seek with the mirage, a shadow.
I draw curtains, performing segments to watch
the porcelain body of time’s shadow,
drawing paintings on the cerulean sky and I see,
a fragile moment of reflection
swallowing the colossal truth of me
Time is Me.


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my valiant soul

A dreamer and a believer for the upliftment of women rights. A published poet, author, writer. Believes in dancing and cooking amazing food for hungry souls at times. Loves to write and write till the moon is satisfied. My writings can be found at Visual Verse, Indian Periodical, Sick Lit mag, Duane's Poetree, Thistle magazine, among various others. Curator of Olive Skins.

48 thoughts on “Time is Me”

  1. I loved this poem!! Wow. Simply magnificent. I believe my favorite line was “beyond the veil, a harmony exists, a topology of Stardust.” Something about it jumped out at me and stuck. Well done!

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  2. I want to wrap myself
    in your words
    absorbing their essence
    through the pores
    of my skin
    until my soul
    what your soul
    so vividly describes

    How? How does
    a mortal
    write with
    such a divine pen?

    The gods
    have bestowed
    upon you
    the poet’s heart
    and filled
    your pen
    with the universe’s ink
    which you feverishly spill
    into the ether
    to quell
    the chaos of
    human emotion

    Write on, poetess! This is so vividly beautiful, I was moved to write. I hope you don’t mind my taking up space beneath your post to share what was aching inside to be released. Inspirational are your words. We are all made-up of recycled matter from the universe and we are as old as time itself. Your final message, after so many beautiful lines, is perfectly apt. Bravo!!

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    1. Alex!
      Your poem made me more than exhilarated.How can you admire my work with such a raw and sweet gesture.All the words you said are truly beyond a single ‘wow’.I am honoured, flattered all at once just to know your words are like music.

      Extremely poignant! Thank you so much for this. It touched me to the core.So much gratitude to you.

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      1. MVS! Your work always touches me and if I give in to the poet inside, I could let my poetry run free all over your posts. I felt it was time to show you just how important your words are and what they draw from the sensitive soul living within me. I am a fan and an admirer of your writing and more so of the person wielding the pen because I understand that your words are only a single drop in the ocean that you are. The poet in me has fallen into the sea of our words and I am happily drowning. Peace, joy, longevity, to you, my friend

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  3. This piece is incredible. I see many eager readers have stopped by before me to praise you on your gorgeous lines. Your style is so rich and unique. The images you convey are powerful and overwhelmingly sensorial. “A musical building devouring me with lust
    sprinkling some on the nape of my neck” I am taken by your poetry. I love how it is playful and carries an essential message. “Time is me” – evident discovery unveiled. Those are the best revelations. Thank you for your artistry.

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    1. I have no words to praise your genuine read.
      It means a lot if my work is appreciated and I am thrilled to know you can resonate with my work so well. Your kind words are dear to me and is much appreciated.
      Looking forward to reading your work.

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