It Happens Just Like That

It so happens,
Once in a while,
We just trip and fall and
What we see on the way down
Would be the most gruesome of
Visuals, zooming in reel after reel
Cocooning us in a montage
We detest taking part ourselves,
Yet, thrust on to us
In all lucid details dished
Out by an unflinching hand
In all its gyroscopic constancy
All the while sinking us in ripping
Wails of all those fallen before us
Echoing up from the nadir like
Fumes of smouldering

Carcasses about to sail
Down the dirty stream
Of a holy river,
To make unto you too
To howl like maniacs
Together having nightmares
Of wanton dogs chasing them.
Once in a while,
It happens,
Just like that.

This poem is part of the Poetry Book Songs of a Solitary Tree: Graphical Verses of Sublime Snippets

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Arun M Sivakrishna

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A reluctant writer and a sunday photographer. Recently published a collection of poems "Songs Of A Solitary Tree". Writes in English and malayalam
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Shamala Chandran

Once in a while…we get a chance to read such lovely poems too 🙂


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