NaPoWriMo 2021 – Day 08 – Goodbyes And The Nectar Of Pain

NaPoWriMo 2021 – Day 08 – Goodbyes And The Nectar Of Pain

There is something about goodbyes,

and how they float along holding hand with the wind,

sieve through the mesh of the window frame

tickling and teasing the wind chime, that still sings to the tunes

of washed sunrise, a subtle overtone of silver

lining; under grey hues and numb heartbeats.

 

There is something about goodbyes,

and how they become theme parks of glum and cold

playing peek-a-boo with streams in the eyes

running southwards, over the curves of the lips

before cascading into oblivion; unfinished

art and half- baked stories and screams inside the head,

and deafening silence on the outside.

 

There is something about goodbyes,

and how they fill designer jars with nectar of pain

I devour each day, at the slightest mention of you,

a teaspoon full of Valium with a dash of methane mixed

in the midnight coffee; love and addiction permeate into

my rib cage through crevices of collarbones,

making the heart their domicile.

You see! that’s the thing with goodbyes;

they make permanence of loss and pain look

like cosmic intervention of silver halides

making positives out of negatives inside the darkroom.

 

Is there a way to cut chords with those goodbyes?

from every ridge and curve of my body.

May be! May be, not!

 

I am participating in NaPoWriMo 2021. 30 Days. 30 Poems.

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