Accessories

Twist ties
Accessories
Hair clips
Spools of thread

Needles
Being
Careful
To put
Things
In
Containers

But not
Your feelings
Those need
To be felt
Freely
Falling
Through
Æther

In dream
In crescendo

A flare

Will it rain again today?

I wonder
But I try & say
Something
Much more
Interesting

Today
Today
Today

Playing
Light
Forgetting
Night
At the
Height
Of the
Afternoon

Splendid
Spending
Depending

Do you think
You can
Determine
Our future?

I used to think
I could feel things
Coming

& maybe so
But what’s the
Difference?

To know or
To know or
To know

How many questions
Was I allowed

Sun high
Reminding us
Of setting

Setting tables
Placemats
& placeholders

You dressed nicely
I did dresses nicely too

It felt good
To be there
With you

Memories
& mindful present
Can exist in conversation

That’s how
I view it now
Through glasses
Through description

The greatest story
You ever gave me
Was the real one
At the end

From ashes
I rose
Ghost-like
No ghost-fully
Scathed
But remarkably
Still & even

© Niliema Karkhanis


Authour’s note: Inspired by Hoa Nguyen‘s (authour website) junk drawer song (you can learn about how to write one here) & the to-do list prompt from glopowrimo day 9.

I wrote this poem for day 10 kind of combining attributes from each prompt of the last couple of days, & things I maybe thought of after that I would like to have incorporated into my to-do list poem Much ado & to do & my drawer/song poem Paradoxes.

This piece is I guess a part 3 since I feel like the other 2 are connected to each other as well.


Featured image by Paweł Czerwiński from Unsplash


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