Published on Olive Skins

The Poetic Elixir

A day with an illness.

Earlier I wrote every day about almost everything
now I do not.
I wait for the paper to drain all the sorrow.
The filtered content then goes under the lens,
where I try to bake a muffin.

You do not write as long as you are happy.
I go to the well only when I am thirsty.
We read in the books about growth,
where cells occupy the space
left by separation of walls.
I search for a path within my blocked mind.
I do not write.

Read more of it here.

Grandmother’s Quarantine
My tongue is learning to spell a new word.
Quarantine.
It’s everywhere,
floating like a small bubble.
across the streets
it echoes in children’s voice
it is stuck in my grandmother’s throat
a sharp cry leaves her lips
inside we know,
it’s the end
but somehow we pretend it isn’t.

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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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