Appearance – Devika Mathur

Come read me here.


I carry generations of memories and mementoes

the unmade bed which once remained futile

I call myself by names like “Spring” “Autumn” “Rain”

the Earth : precisely.

together in my compromise,

lights on a cave wall

often a soil that is way too parched,

I walk here,

on the barren land of lonesome despair

knitting  a quiet dream of my irrevocable silence,

The air never sits on my lap,

it touches my throat and sinks vehemently

as if I am the injured summer

With me, the garden creaks of rain,

with laughter and daughters

and so I carry promises of diluted hope

I am the Earth,

no sap and no color,

a nameless child of an unforgettable father.


let love be the light

let the air be printed by the leaf shadow

and I shall sniff the appearance

pouring light into the void

fifty feet into the air.


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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.


  1. I really like this…not just one favorite part, but all of it
    I can’t describe in words, it was more an energy that is felt in the soul to awaken the spirit
    Thank you for sharing
    Take Care…You Matter..

    Liked by 1 person

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