a heart to you

 

loved themed shoots <3

for all i remember the morning was obscure,
misty and dewy,
almost like a suicide.

he stood flowing, hopping from city to city
with mirrors broken,
a kiss forgotten.

i drew a circle that day to keep myself safe,
i always do that.
a circle with mangroves, swamps.
fingers / traipsing my mollusc body.

i had a fever.
cold and shaky like a shadow.
i wanted to perch on the footsteps you walked in.
it was that simple,
hallucinating your white-blue shirt.
oh the smell we created like chemicals.

a cadence you left still shines like the moon.
i keep it in the almirah i created,
my staicase.
a circle : of all the beginning.
I sit and fall like meteors.
and i capture your emblematic threads of wilderness.
a point of my sustenance.


my poem published on the rye whiskey review

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44 thoughts on “a heart to you

  1. This:

    “i had a fever.
    cold and shaky like a shadow.
    i wanted to perch on the footsteps you walked in.
    it was that simple,
    hallucinating your white-blue shirt.
    oh the smell we created like chemicals.”

    And:

    “I sit and fall like meteors.”

    Brilliantly crafted, Devika. There’s so much in these few lines. The imagery is splendid.

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  2. There are no endings and beginnings in the circle after it has been made. Similar to the way your words impress my heart, never beginning but never ending as well. They just stay like permanent inklings of poetry.💙

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