Do you know?

Do you know?

failures and rejections

are scattered around

the floor of my house

and I still

collect

preserve

those broken pieces of mirror,

obsolete coins,

handful of mists,

in half-broken

half-full heart

in the midnight?

Someone, a black shadow

standing still

behind the drapery,

unmoved

reticent.

I sometimes long

to find a vibrant soul ,

a talking parrot,

an unseasonal stream of love

from the shadow

overenthusiastically

but amidst

rains of tears

cyclone of heartache

and darkness of failed fantasies,

nothing is seen or heard

in the soundless post midnight?

Do you know ?

the questions

needing soothing answers,

ironically, go on to present

more and more new questions,

smokes of crackers,

thick black clouds

and a battlefield

of anxieties, despair,

a secluded long serpentine road ahead?

@ Kamakhya

Image credit : Maru Lombardo


6 comments

  1. Infinite Living · October 14

    questions

    needing soothing answers – these do create so much turmoil and you have described their presence in such beautiful way in your poem.

    Liked by 2 people

  2. thoughtsnlifeblog · October 15

    This is so wonderful. Scattered, rejections. I love you you speak of the lost and broken objects in our homes as a spin on the emotional loss.

    Beautifully written.

    Liked by 1 person

  3. Pleasant Street · October 19

    There is something here for all of us to relate to with our losses and griefs. I wish you peace–

    Liked by 1 person

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