Point Zero

If i tell you my bones crackle, coarse carbon black

each time i sit and turn

would you slit a piece of the moon and ask her to mollify my pain?

my hands’ quiver and the elbow aches, screams and shouts as i ink my pain

like a heavy layered pile of stones resting on my newborn thigh

bending my earlobe down…down…

too much healing, prayers

chants and oil

i wither and desiccate in the flick of the time,

i am human, i weep and wipe

with a swollen cotton, yellow  glass or a paper

I am hushed and quiet like a falling star

Pain is my new muse, chopping my chin

till i am at point blank.


47 thoughts on “Point Zero

  1. Very well written poem. I can’t even express anything as i am quite speechless after reading this poem. This poem is just fantastic and heart-touching.

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  2. Good god…this is IMMENSE. In total love with it, in all its glorious, bleeding, truthful pain. Stunning.

    “my hands’ quiver and the elbow aches, screams and shouts as i ink my pain

    like a heavy layered pile of stones resting on my newborn thigh..”

    Just…ugh. so good

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  3. I am as in love as ever with your words, Devika 💖 You and poetry are tied knots, you are one, immortalised. And it’s always a pleasure to witness this. Thank you, Devika. I wish you light & love, and anything you need right now. 💖⛅🌻🌹

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