a nameless flower

your skin is a lumberjack
my fingers pricking the whims of your touch,
a vacant room suspended on my white skin,
a chair of your voice,
screaming, aesthetic nerves of the saliva.

i enter your body like a prayer,
again and again with hand-picked chants.
I spread
like butter on bare body,
cold sheets of absent air
sitting on my nostrils like a forgotten star,

love fills the places of vacant walls,
walls leaking
and veins dissolving.
love does that all.

(if my title does not do the justice to the poetry, pardon me)


 

42 thoughts on “a nameless flower

  1. I wish I had something to say but this is just a good poem and I don’t really have any good compliments! Great job, thanks for writing such lovely feelings into existence.

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  2. love fills the places of the vacant wall and I enter your body like a prayer..these lines are beyond beautiful. Love is painful and love is healing. Its the continuous juxtaposition of the emotions are we are a part of it. Beautiful, Devika.

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  3. Enthralling at first & breathless at last, that’s how your poems leave me.

    Well, I’ve nominated you for the Blogger Recognition Award, I know you don’t do award posts that often but I was just curious about your blogging journey & hence couldn’t bring myself to not nominate you! 😊

    It’s totally up to you to take it up & even if you don’t, know that I’ll always be your biggest
    fan πŸ’

    ( https://nameeraeverafter.wordpress.com/2018/07/26/blogger-recognition-award/)

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