Poetry

June 22, 2016 Poetry , POETRY / FICTION

Amandine van Ray

 

By

Malkeet Kaur

 

 

CRUNCH IN THE SKULL

 

 

I once caught grandfather’s cukoo bird

And firmly latched her wooden songs-

Jarring jingles of women’s clocks.

 

She sings now in subdued tones,

Raising alarms of the great crunch,

A constant pecking at my skull.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

ETHER

 

 

I live in a suitcase like a contortionist,

A tiny life in circadian rhythms,

The tattered non reality,

A salacious scandal within the cracked shanty walls.

 

These cracks will come undone soon

With the slime in a furious downpour.

 

I am turning into a mass of silver

Over the hairlines on the forehead

Like consecrated birth smudges.

I am ether now.

I live on air.

I live in a Pollock maze in my head.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Malkeet Kaur

Malkeet Kaur resides in Mumbai, India. Though she works as a teacher and passionately loves her profession, she writes poems too. Many of her poems have found places in various anthologies and online journals- Episteme, Barking Sycamores, Acerbic Anthology against gender violence, Twist of Fate- charitable Anthology, Yellow Chair Review, The Awakening of She, The Significant Anthology, to name a few. Her poems are mostly existentialist and feminist in nature.

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