Fakery : Escaping the mirror

“The music will soon cease, the trapdoor will shut without a creak, the pied piper was never a friend”


The mirror was always enchanted
We have fought our way into it
to get whipped over what we desire most

The sunlight is polite
It stays behind brocades of heavy clouds
keeping away from illuminated beings

It is  the dark heat
sweltering in the trodden pavements
that now lines our thoughts

Burnt sockets
where eyes might have once
seen past the horizon of lack

An immaculate waist
A beautifully arched eyebrow
An angry sun tears at motherhood

We have picked up stray suns
that gnaw into our fabric
while we sweat

A beach album
snuffs out cheer from the lives of those
without suntan lotion

Envy eats us for breakfast
alarming us with the un-shareable
unenhanced, unsaturated images of our lives

Honey merely tastes like more malice
Greed branded as ambition
chews up the spaces between skin and soul

Somewhere in this voyage to One World,
our nights wade through rainforest tapestry
stripped of any fragrance

We hang on to sensory orbs
spinning past
our etched  lifelines

A giant advertisement
blots out the old sun
Give it a decent burial

From post to post let us run
Could there be somewhere
a better sun?

Goodbye to
…awkward pauses
There is always a key to depress

©Reena Prasad
” Fakery” was adjudged as Poem of the Month for August 2014 at Destiny Poets site. This was the original announcement as posted by Louis Kasatkin . Link Here

Louis Kasatkin Post authorSeptember 1, 2014 at 1:26 pm

Destiny Poets’ International Community of Poets ( ICOP ) are pleased to announce that for August 2014 , the following works have been chosen in the categories of Poem of the Month and Highly Commended . Poem of the Month :- ** Fakery :Escaping the Mirror – Reena Prasad **…In the Category of Highly Commended are the following ( tabulated alphabetically )…* Ballad of Pain – Basil Razack *…* Blues Rythm – Iulia Gherghei *…* Conflict – Rashmi Malapur *…* Dolphin Song – Rahul Aithal *…* Friendship – Saakshi Chanana *…* Humanity – Elizabeth Hexberg *…* Imagination – Neetu Wali *…* In and Out – Gopal Lahiri *…* Snatch and Devour,or Beg ? – Tasnia Dishi *…* The Coming Storm – Keith Wallis *…*The Turtle Butterfly – Nalini Srivastava *…* We Turn Into Us – Jan Christian Sorensen *… The ICOP CRITIC Bi- Monthly Award for July / August goes to Gopal Lahiri


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