the only thing that matters

yes, its the drop of ink
on my mouth of hallucinations.
The pink, wet curvature of hope.
I am not always dark, for all you think so.
I often melt and float with a sestina on my hip.
A swollen ebb of amnesia and what not.

I am an empty room with a mahogany chair soaked in the sun.
I often swing like neem trees.
Those are the things, blue as ink and sturdy as ivory.
And i knit such dreams into my belly button.
Generating brick buildings on soft petals.

I don’t have much to say on these days.
I am often lonely in silence too.
Those things spread their luscious arms.
Its eternal, still body.

A capsule with powders of night secrets.
for those are the things i carry at my spine and lungs.
things that really matters.
Things that i pray of distilled white.


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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.

45 thoughts on “the only thing that matters”

  1. True to your high standards, this is definitely beautiful and quite satisfying.
    I always feel fortunate when I see your poems MVS. Not that I understand them well, but I have the satisfaction of reading class.
    And I love it just for that.
    It’s wonderful

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  2. I am often lonely in silence too. – Oh. How relatable this particular line is, echoing in my head. MVS! You truly deserve more appreciation for your work. I mean it.
    Damn! The world should not miss a beautiful poet like you… Never.

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  3. You are this and many more.I have to pause my breath while reading your beautiful expositions of pain and longing.” Mahogany chair soaked, and the neem tree swinging and the sestina ..such beautiful words, my dear.

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