what remains- time kills

sediments of love and despair,
like a dose of a morbid orchid petal,
throbbing in my blue cheeks
my limbs are rooms, small pavements that you rock
small parts, dilating trembling stairs of life,
a star inside a boxed room of loneliness
revolving in the thicket sheets of air,
a haze and a backache.
a periphery of grapevines, strangling
telling me to be naked on the evil plates of loss.
i bite my lips.
i bite my lips.

my body is nothing but a voice of pain
shredding, autumn leaves
a loose fitted, transitory polar air,
cold, crisp and moist like
a surgeon bisecting my legs, my frozen tongue.
and i am nothing
only a figment of blurred smoke,
ashes like a solid piece of rope.


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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.

18 thoughts on “what remains- time kills”

  1. One question always comes to mind when I read your poetry. How does MVS go so deep into her soul to compose these dark and deep gems?
    My body is nothing but a voice of pain. Wow.
    But those last two lines. Perfection. Two of the best lines I have read all year.
    You never cease to amaze me.

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  2. Certainly, I would say, with my imperfect knowledge of class poetry, that this one is of a very high standard.
    And for me that magic potion to be intoxicated every time I read, which I do several times when it’s from this poetess.
    Thank you MVS

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  3. I have never read pain to be defined in such vivid ways and with a billion metaphor.
    Some pieces always hit hard. I really liked the title you chose. I could have written a poem on this. Your pain it too inspiring for me, Devika.

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