poetry

Empty Spaces

My motif heart breaks
like a pool of ugliness,
Last night’s love, now a vintage memory
how you mock my love, irritates me.
i revolve like an Earth,
sticking to the mollusc
and petunias
and i fall.
fall like a group of galaxy
wild animals biting my skin
and I see you nowhere.
Nowhere inside me.
Nowhere uplifting my heavy stoned-arm.

You put me on bed
like an Old Wine to taste
till it drips and bursts.
Torrential streams of rivers of insanity.
I weep like a duck.
I weep like a drunk night.
(Soothing itself with its own light)
I weep and break.

You may ask the perforated sky
with drops of atoms
ripped apart from my chest
like the plunged rose, or honey-nectar.
A void in the sun.
A void in the star. Barren faces of slick dust.
And you will see where you left me.
Empty Spaces.


46 thoughts on “Empty Spaces

  1. I think you detect the best accompanying images. For this piece, these lines jumped out at me:

    “how you mock my love, irritates me.
    i revolve like an Earth,
    sticking to the mollusc
    and petunias
    and i fall.
    fall like a group of galaxy
    wild animals biting my skin
    and I see you nowhere.”

    Devika, you have a gift. I’m glad you continue to share it.

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  2. A poignant and painful disposition of the broken heart and the pain it carries after it has been used and discarded. You talk about the empty spaces, the void that loneliness leaves behind. That emptiness feels like a void in the sun and the star. It is hard to pick my fav line from this one.The second para is my fav and this whole poem is one of the best I have read from you lately.

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  3. You had me in the very first line Devika, how heartbreak is compared to patterns turning ugly and the reference of mollusc and animals biting skin describes the pain of rotting in forgotten love. Fall like group of galaxies- the pain can be felt and it’s way more deep than these words.
    ‘perforated sky’ – a phrase to adore. The way you talked about emptiness and the voids people leave is breathtakingly amazing. The darkness is so beautifully decorated with metaphors here.❤️
    (The emotions hidden behind makes me sad, I hope you are doing well D. Hugs!)

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