Embodying womanhood

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Always in my head, a sense of being distraught

Over- brimmed with one color, an unassuming rust red

Mundane chit chat, litters into feather like afterthoughts

Scribbling screams tethered tight on mental farm stands


A photo collage like experiment, reflecting cacophony

Every square inch, is of a body sucked into vacuums

Calculated planetary moves, leave me a speck in cosmic astronomy

Rendering days into nights, an assemblage of salty atom drops


Candles light up, one for each year of my age

Unlearning seasons, attempts to discard embers into baskets

Become an installation, a garish backdrop to a painted stage

Sharing an affinity, with my demons secret tactics


Embodying womanhood

Like a leech to the walls of my lungs

Embodying womanhood

In the sores of my incurable tongue

Embodying womanhood

Breathing flames makes it easy to succumb

Embodying womanhood

Into a debris of embers that hum

Embodying womanhood


Published by Kashiana

I am a management professional by job classification and a work practitioner by personal preference. One poetry collection - Shelling Peanuts and Stringing Words and a chapbook, Crushed Anthills. Always gathering poems, and letting them marinate and change shape and form.

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