Devika Mathur – How I Function Each Day

On SD today!

Sudden Denouement Collective

Wake up,
a Sunday morning,
brush… brush… brush.
A round bottle of face wash,
cleanse
cleanse your soul now,
rub…rub…rub
with your knuckles upside down,
breathe.

Watch the sky,
sip on your tea,
a warm ginger aroma
sip like an old lady,
boredom comes next,
one , two , three

bath now,
shower on,
naked bruises & body
a shower so surreptitious,
calming yet haunting.

What’s next?
A naked observation of life,
galvanizing particles in the air,
splitting & chopping
a few more apples to bite now.
Breakfast done,
sleep now.
Quiet your mind.

Repeat:
these are steps for survival,
steps to knit a cobweb around your empty body.
Collect a few more items,
mosaic dreams, perhaps?
Collect some more,
keep it in your fading garden of memory.
Lighten up your shoulders again,
repeat, you!
Repeat or you die.

[Devika Mathur is a published poetess residing in India. Her works…

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Olive skins is the literary platform by Devika Mathur, the founder of this collective. She is the published poet, writer and has her work featured in Subterranean Blue Poetry, Duane's Poetree, Blue Pepper, Visual Verse, Spill words among various others. She is also the curator for the Whisper and the roar, Blood into ink, and writes for Sudden Denouement. Her work has been featured in "All the lonely people" an anthology of various powerful writers. She writes for her blog my valiant soul and has many upcoming works in various anthologies and journals.

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