Paradoxes

Even an end
Has a beginning

Lights turning
Tea lights burning
Batteries
Elastic
Organs
Playing
Music
On breath

Dear skies
Even an end
Has a start
The hat you
Left on the
Bed
Meant
Something

Pink thread spool
Light sketching
Designs on
The walls
Of sunset
Painted rooms

Even glasses
Of water remind
Me of you
Empty bottles
Of medicine
Sometimes
Refilled

With different things

We belong inside
These bodies
Brown paper
Bags are
Good for
Drawing

Nothing matches
This universe
Except
Other ones

Opening
& closing
Drawers
Doors &
Portals

We were
Mundane
&
We were
Mythical

© Niliema Karkhanis


Authour’s note: written for the Day 10 glopowrimo prompt combining notes on a song & notes on a junk drawer

The junk drawer song is a form invented by Hoa Nguyen.

I chose 2 songs. This is what I wrote based off notes & quotes from Lights Off by The Dears & An End Has a Start by Editors; lyrics credit to Murray Lightburn & Tom Smith, respectively.


Featured image by Jr Korpa from Unsplash


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