Through the voices.

She is a small island
A voiceless twig to flutter
A crecent of moon dropped from beneath-
the body is resourceful
spun into a river.

Now I am silent as I watch my window
with angular toes amd face
birds so small and distant,
That is that. That is that.

Bones awaiting the hours to fly by,
And here people like light rays leave
Salt without wrinkle
Ceiling without star.

I am calm. I am sand. I am calm.
It is the calmness that settles, flees and aborts
into miniature beings of discomfort blankets and nap.

A rare yellow minute when the birds die in the womb.

A poem from – Crimson Skins.

Sharing this close poem of mine from my book.

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My favourite song.

The warm leaves that twirl om my feet

your lips/ the effect of petrichor

a vintage scent of lovemaking

I carry your marks on my thighs

my neck

                    the teeth

    the interwined fingers,

the scent that blooms the winters.

My therapists say to stay away from the fever

from the red- blue dementia

It happens again.

         In the dim- orange light,

            we melt away

against the mellow walls

things I can only understand now.

Everything embers on my tongue

the silk- white sheets between my ribs

The body is a marine kaleidoscope,

an abode of abundant light

with the green songs

you float on my belly.

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People like light rays, leave.

People like light rays, leave- Inspired by Sylvia Plath

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Between the ribs,

arched,

the glow disappears into a surreal thing.

A wavy black mirage appears on a crushed paper

/  the piquant distance now,

    Slipping between the cellulose air of void/

 a mayhem of loose threads,

a dawn kisses by a hurricane,

Will things occur in heart now?

Or will the sit and devour the morbid mind?

Copper fields,

of dust- laden mouths

filled with anger/ sins,

Oh humanity! The disavowal of sodden eyes,

almost each night, in darkness.

People like light rays, leave.

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