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night i

A firefly sailed
out of the black
heart of a green tree,
a spark adrift.

Night made beautiful.

© Anuradha Prasad, 2017

 

The wishing well

Can the wind stay still?
Would a blessing ever practise free will?
Could a wish be drowning in a well?
Maybe those sinking coins can tell.
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#10

Go ahead
Gesture a touch

Unruffled, withered, stifled
It may withdraw
Question the intrusion
Brave the surprise

Gesture a touch, and

It will be grateful… 44 more words

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#9

I saw a man having a fit in the train. He was looking into my eyes, and I met his tired, dilated & ashen gaze. I was expecting him to die. 122 more words

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#8

Angry breaths and empty words
stoic shoe taps and wheezing lifts
whirring AC and distant train toots
anxious clicks and squeaky chair
whispered in poor signals, 12 more words

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The Indian Man

I want to cut myself and bleed it out,
amputate it from my being,
it’s a hernia for my conscience,
a ripe pustule, everyone, every-fuckin-one tells you not to touch, 164 more words

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The Satirist

When you beat a man,
kick him in the shins
then the stomach, then the face,
bash his head on a rock,
throw him wincing with pain, 233 more words

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