NaPoWriMo 2021 – Day 06 – A Lovesong In A Griefcase

NaPoWriMo 2021 – Day 06 – A Lovesong In A Griefcase

My head hums the lovesong maa sang to me.

I feel the bile rising up my oesophagus and a pit

in my stomach, my throat burns and tastes of sulphur

as my hands unlock the gates.

 

The last time I had stepped inside that house,

it was still home when maa lived. but, it’s just another edifice of bricks and concrete

today, where my existence screams

of a wreckage past salvaging.

each splinter of my heart falling off the roof

is as light as tender filaments of a feather

swimming into the wind right before they hit the ground.

my words, smiles and tears succumbed to the egos of mortals

like thirty-six syllables stretched in a window pane.

 

my mother often searched for a home inside me but

little did she know I was titanic right before it hit the iceberg;

minutes away from drowning

taking everything and everyone along, wreathing into the abyss

of chilly waters, and cold-blooded ruins.

my head hums the lovesong maa sang to me

right before her words slipped into coma,

and I keep searching for the griefcase she left for me in heritance.

 

the sky today shares the same shade as lilacs

while grief sings ballads to me in silence

pirouetting over flawed fragments of smiles cracked

open at the corners of the mouth

smudged kohl and washed mascara are witness to

resurrected emotions.

I failed to love myself with my flaws as much

as I loved them for the same reasons; binaries of existences.

My head hums the lovesong maa sang to me

i still search for the griefcase she left for me in heritance.

 

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

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