5 poems by Sarika Jaswani

flock of birds flying over body of water
photo by elcarito
1) Painting  

a retrograde painting
borne in colors

on sepia canvas
airbrush of prussian blues

each stoke a grind of chisel
red, green & yellow hues


fading in a vinyl weave
of gaping rusty holes

the one
s l o w l y
t u r n i n g

2) Portrait

Cyan skies perch on slopes of solitude
and soar over reflecting depths
of unquiet seas

city breathes through bustling underbelly
and deep within furry covers
lay grabbing talons of dark alleys

I'm a portrait -
of a clandestine painter's brush
stroked even on rough edges

3) Wonders

I live in wonder of

a heart wields
   billows of storms

sleepless night carries
     boatload of moans

dollar gold day oars
    through ruins of windy hours and stormy minutes

And yet...
Adrift this life
in absence of compass or stars

navigates to the shore

4) This Century

Here words turn to racket
and lights hurt with flashy hype

In them-
lie your absences

There my equestrian thoughts take a leap
where chiffon moons morph paper thin

I live, re-live
inked text on pages
where your face is in my palms

I'm the one-
born in wrong century

5) Mask

I forget to wear
my geisha face
blood and bone
my tenderness exposed

raw my tongue utters a stutter
when I place your name on the tip
I dare not hide behind my weeping palms

I bare wide open-bald sockets and gaping jaw

Scare away questions
that talk of your hurt and memories of your loss

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By davidlonan1

David writes poetry, short stories, and writings that'll make you think or laugh, provoking you to examine images in your mind. To submit poetry, photography, art, please send to feversofthemind@gmail.com. Twitter: @davidLOnan1 + @feversof Facebook: DavidLONan1


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