Inside out

Day 16 OctPoWriMo

Prompt: Turning inside out or upside down

Form: Mirrored refrain

Today I stand here all bare like the season autumn
the indifferent opulence of loneliness makes me shake like a lonely leaf
removing each metaphor one by one under your gaze
sweetened with naivety of heart, salted with tears of relief

Life slips grain by grain through my fingers leaving them bruised
I keep falling on my shaking knees that invariably scrape and graze
sweetened with naivety of heart, salted with tears of relief
removing each metaphor one by one under your gaze

Tangerine brain a labyrinth where I lose one self to discover another self
dreams lie down the line curled under the fingernails in indigo grief
removing each metaphor one by one under your gaze
sweetened with naivety of heart, salted with tears of relief

Indents caused by harsh words stain my lips green
the world’s wintry gaze sets my repentant soul ablaze
sweetened with naivety of heart, salted with tears of relief
removing each metaphor one by one under your gaze

I hide no longer under the falling leaves of poems
like a rogue metronome playing to its own beat
removing each metaphor one by one under your gaze
sweetened with naivety of heart, salted with tears of relief.

(This one took a long time…phew!)

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57 thoughts on “Inside out

  1. PunamπŸ‘πŸ‘Seems you’ve mastered the art of writing poetry…ever since OctPoWriMo started, I’ve been reading your posts almost daily; each poem has a beauty which I adore….πŸ’›πŸ’›

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  2. I’m guessing you’ll have lost 10 or 20 pounds by month’s end–these posts would seem to be sweaty work…but I could be wrong, you may be blessed with an effortless gift and results!! ❀

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  3. Punam …well visiting the bloggers after a long time again….awwww this one is so good !! Very word is so well expressed ❀️πŸ₯°β€οΈ

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