Meltdown

Meltdown prose poem

Lamp posts become
sleeping lines;
blot yellow,
as I lose touch
with the night.
They choose
when to light my knee,
my eyes try to keep count.

Smiling behind hair strands,
I let a part of me rest
on Amma’s bony thigh;
nothing need be thought now,
as questions inside
stop searching for answers.

I let it be, I let it go.

Together,
like before I was born;
before we grew apart,
too proud to show
the other one matters.

In a moment
disguised with the discomfort
of a splitting head
and a churning stomach
I learn to love
a difficult and irreplaceable you.

(This was written on the taxi journey I shared with Amma, after I pulled her out of a play she really wanted to watch.)

Rate the poem
1 Star2 Stars3 Stars4 Stars5 Stars (1 votes, average: 4.00 out of 5)
We are posting your rating...

Have something to say about the poem?

Poems you will love

Give your feedback / review for the poem

1 Comment on "Meltdown"

Notify of
avatar
Sort by:   newest | oldest
Editorial Board
Member

You are a poet we at HoP are truly learning to value and treasure @Pooja_Ugrani. You weave words so deftly and skilfully and not an extra word or fuss here or there..Truly enchanting!

wpDiscuz

Meltdown

Meltdown short poem

Unveiled, the moon will find you after morose beginning of becoming – me Homophobia creeps in, beyond the condemnation, the incompleteness. You walk straight in the arms of contradiction, confusion smearing the wall with your crimson, nihilistic words. Every other