the air did not stop flowing 
morning newspaper 
delivered in time 
the sanitary napkin was in place 
household chores 
faced no disruptions 
they did talk 
bereft of warmth,of course,
cosmetic pleasantries,
the shivering emptiness
still sounds louder.

Sun embraced my balcony unopposed,
a routine camaraderie 
the day played its role,
a cocktail mosaic 
of screenshots 
Of anger frustration 
glances of excitement 
a burst of laughter,
rare, abrupt though,
the shivering emptiness 
still sounds louder.

Expressions blossomed 
at times,
stack of subdued suppressed ones
absorbed in black cupboards,
deaf and dumb 
as if must be protected 
in deep chamber 
against all the risks 
all the times 
the shivering emptiness 
still sounds louder.


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  1. Kunal Thakore · March 26, 2019

    Hi! Having read this a couple of times, I can draw different meanings with each reading and that to me, is the beauty of this piece. Well done, sir!

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  2. Springstart@life : Kamakhya · March 26, 2019

    The inherent emptiness in life , may be in a patch of life journey or in a stage of dispassion for material things , in a phase in search of that coveted light or realization of higher plane in the midst of so called fullness is what the piece tries to portray !
    Thank you Kunal so very much. Love.Peace.

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  3. Infinite Living · March 26, 2019

    This is such raw reality of life – there is no escape but to look for the growth from such spaces of emptiness.

    Liked by 1 person

  4. Springstart@life : Kamakhya · March 27, 2019

    Thank you Pragalbha so very much, yes the way ahead is to look out for the growth en route new perspectives & new outlook !


  5. thoughtsnlifeblog · March 27, 2019

    Very powerful piece. Empty but moments of connection

    Liked by 1 person

  6. Springstart@life : Kamakhya · March 28, 2019

    Spot on Bella ! How beautifully summarised by you ! Thank you so very much.


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