how- i- live & die

a fallen atom ( calmed tones of a lullaby)
seeps into the skin of my arms, it’s frozen.
hear the nerves being crooked, a bellowing stoned mark.
what happens when this arm dissolves?
like a stubborn piece of cloth
vapours of heavy eyelid swings in the sky.
my mouth is hushed in pain and drama.
and i offer the petals of this body to the God of time,
(the god of sustenance)
i am a rebirth form of elasticity, for scars have expanded,
cloyed the slime heart of mine.
(it’s disgusting)
Words slip out of time, like unfit body parts
into tiny fragments of paranoia.
and i speak like a fool, i think like a fool,
i become a fool.

i sit like an orange patient time
outside, watching and dying
to cut your memory and worth and digest like this soil.
(the drama is in my eyes, the pallor of dropping bosom)
i watch an ant colony,
digging and breaking my monochrome knuckles,
this mouth is finally a bag of silent leaves.


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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.

35 thoughts on “how- i- live & die”

  1. Like a splash of plasma in the face… I don’t know how else to describe it. It gave me such a strange, wondrous feeling…

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      1. “…my arms, its frozen
        hear the nerves…”
        the “its” doesn’t really make sense, as frozen is an adjective. do you mean “it’s”, and if so, what is the “it” referring to, if arms is plural?
        “vapours of heavy eyelids swings in the sky.”
        should be swing, or eyelids’
        “i sit like an orange patient time”
        this sounds awkward to me but it’s probably technically no errors. to “sit like a time”, meaning, to sit like a period of time? Was that what was intended? And the period of time is orange and patient?

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