a hollow night


” I am terrified by the dark thing that sleeps in me”- Sylvia Plath

Cluttered, torrential nights of stone sinking throat,a huge titanic of this time,
my sheets turning into white ghost,
a ghost of you,
my words that were never said.
You, the lantern of chipped nights,
A mesh of annihilation.
You come and perch on my dreams, like satan a missing subsisting eye or a lip. Time kills me before you make me dark, dark as my old rusty windowsill,
with a dying flaky dream.
this thing inhuman wraps my skin of lemon peels
my skin of words and reverie.
my skin…
my darling skin…
( continuous screams of inexplicable pain, now/)

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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 “a hollow night”

  1. I very much enjoyed this piece. meticulous with a drop of religion and madness coaxing us for another bite of the poisoned apple you preach. the annihilation , the ghosts and unspoken words. you capture my attention and this is why I’ve come back to your blog time and again over the last year. well penned, keep’em coming.

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  2. Sylvie Plath was the first poet that I read that inspired me to read literary criticism about her, because it was the first time I blamed myself for not understanding what the heck she was talking about and how she wrote made me really want to know.

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  3. I don’t mean to go back and like every single one of your posts but I really am enjoying your writing and I keep going backwards, reading more and then having to hit the like button again. 🙂
    just didn’t want you to think I was a serial liker. 🙂

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